DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. "American Intelligence: In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled." in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure.

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
"American Intelligence: In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled." in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure.

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 610 - 910
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
"American Intelligence: In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled." in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure.
London: By John Hinton at the King's Arms, August 1776.
8vo (208 x 128 mm). August issue only, disbound from the larger volume, pp 57-112. 3 engraved plates (one folding). Minor foxing.

EARLY ENGLISH PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, sometimes called the first, contained on pp 91-93 under the heading AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE, and signed in type by John Hancock, and Charles Thomson as Secretary. The index of the full volume (not present) cheekily cites the Declaration as "Americans, — style themselves independent." Matyas Checklist 76-09.
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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. "American Intelligence: In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled." in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. "American Intelligence: In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled." in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure.
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