THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine. New Haven: Josiah Meigs, September 27, 1787. Vol 2, no 32.

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THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine. New Haven: Josiah Meigs, September 27, 1787. Vol 2, no 32.

Sold for US$ 19,375 inc. premium
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine. New Haven: Josiah Meigs, September 27, 1787. Vol 2, no 32.
4to (250 x 222 mm). 8 pp. Small marginal hole in gutter, even toning, some minor stains; overall excellent.

FRONT-PAGE SEPTEMBER 27 NEWSPAPER PRINTING OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION WITH THE PREAMBLE FRONT AND CENTER IN DISPLAY TYPE. The newly adopted Constitution takes up the entirety of the first three pages and a portion of the fourth, including Washington's letter to Congress and the Resolution for ratification. This is the most displayable of all contemporary printings of the Constitution, in large type and on the front page. The text of the completed Constitution was not formally submitted to the states for ratification until September 28.
This is the first Connecticut printing of the Constitution known and the only other September public printing we find in the auction records except for the acknowledged first printing on September 19 in the Pennsylvania Packet. The New London Gazette printed the Constitution on September 28; the Hartford Courant and the other known monthly magazine printings not until October 1. Evans 20563; Lomazow 18b.
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THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. The New-Haven Gazette and the Connecticut Magazine. New Haven: Josiah Meigs, September 27, 1787. Vol 2, no 32.
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