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Auction 179, Lot 849

"[Declaration of War on Great Britain and Important Congressional Acts] Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twelfth Congress of the United States [with] Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Twelfth Congress of the United States", U.S. Government

Subject: Document - Important Congressional Acts

Period: 1811-13 (dated)


Color: Black & White

6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm
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This historically important volume contains the Acts from both the First Session (320 pages) and Second Session (137 pages) of the Twelfth Congress. Significant sessions include the Declaration of War on Great Britain, preparations for war, act establishing the General Land Office, acts relating to the Western frontiers, and admission of the State of Louisiana to the Union. Uncut text. Octavo, rebound in tan cloth with gilt title labels on spine.


Condition: B

Uncut text is good with occasional toning, foxing, and some minor loss in the Table of Contents at top right that has been neatly replaced with paper. Library stamp on the title page with deaccession stamp on the front free endpaper. Modern binding is very good with light soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2020