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U.S. Declaration of Independence Broadside 1832

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Phelps, Humphrey, and Bela S. Squire-- publishers [BIDWELL NO. 12] Declaration of independence Broadside circa 1832

Rare broadside printing of the nation's founding document--

Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4, 1776: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America. New York: Humphry [sic] Phelps & Bela Squire, c 1832.

Approx. 32.5 x 23 inches. Piece missing from upper right reaching into the decorative border; creases, tears (one long, open tear) and a few small holes.

Bidwell no. 12 : "Letterpress, text and signatures in type above a wood engraving of the Capitol, within an elaborate border of type ornaments, which encloses several tables listing the governors of the states, presidents of the United States, reigning sovereigns of Europe, etc. Framed in a portal, the text is in two columns, with some phrases emphasized in caps, bold caps, and blackletter. Copyright statement dated October 1832."

Reference: Bidwell, J. American history in image and text (Proc. of the American Antiquarian Society, v. 98, pt. 2, 1988), 12.

Rarely on the market; OCLC locates 2 copies (AAS & VA)

  • Sold By: John Bale Books LLC
  • Contact Person: Donato Gaeta
  • Country: United States
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