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EXCELLENT PRIVILEDGE OF LIBERTY AND PROPERTY BEING A REPRINT AND FAC-SIMILE OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF MAGNA CHARTA PRINTED IN 1687 UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WILLIAM PENN...

Thomson, John (Editor)


Item #: 61159

Pages: xv, 241 pp.
Published: Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott Company 1897; Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: CIVIL PROCEDURE, HUMAN RIGHTS, STATE LAW, UNITED KINGDOM

In his Introduction, Frederick D. Stone tells the readerthat Philadelphia's Philobiblon Club chose for its firstpublication to reprint the 1687 First American Edition ofEngland's Magna Charta which was published in Philadelphiaby William Bradford, under the direction of William Penn.Just 150 copies of this rare book were printed on paper,another 5 were printed on vellum. The work contains a"fac-simile" of the 1687 original, along with an abstract ofthe Royal Charter of Pennsylvania and a commentary on thatcharter.

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