Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swains, . First Edition. Hardcover. Item #30818
175, iii, , 178-291, [ii], , pp. Contemporary full calf with red label lettered in gold on the spine. The Acts of the Second Congress are of particular importance because they codified the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution (Bill of Rights) and established the United States Postal Service and the United States Mint. A formative moment in early American history. Housed in a custom tan cloth clamshell box. Text block is mostly clean with a stain affecting the edges of some of the leaves. Front cover detached, part of the spine missing, boards are worn. Still an appealing copy of a scarce title in its original binding. Evans 26295. Sabin 15499. (Both Evans and Sabin list 289pp for this title). ; Octavo.