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In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration in the Thirteen

Publication Date: 1819
Hardcover
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE). In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous Declaration in the Thirteen United States of America. [Phila.: 1819] Hand-colored engraved broadside, 21 x 28 inches, in carved gilt frame, ruled mat, glazed, frame dimensions 29 x 33-3/4 inches. A very good or better copy. Elaborate hand-colored image, signed "Engraved by Wm. Woodruff," featuring the title in ornamental script and text in a uniform round hand within an ornamental border bearing the state seals in medallions and portraits of Washington, Jefferson and Adams, the whole surmounted by an eagle. The complete text of the Declaration of Independence is featured within the border as are non-facsimile signatures of the Declaration's signers written in a uniform hand. This copy is a close imitation of the John Binns copy which, according to Binns, was stolen by Woodruff while he was employed in the shop of George Murray the man hired by Binns to carry out the ornamental part of the engraving. Binns sued Woodruff in a federal court, which decided that the case was outside its jurisdiction. Woodruff then went ahead and published his print before Binns. In later prints Woodruff had the confidence to substitute facsimile signatures for the generic signatures. Stauffer, American Engravers upon Copper and Steel, 3406. Bookseller Inventory # 62946

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Title: In Congress, July 4th 1776. The Unanimous ...

Publication Date: 1819

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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