Journals of Congress [Volumes II - V, VII - IX].
Journals of Congress [Volumes II - V, VII - IX]
Journals of Congress [Volumes II - V, VII - IX]
Journals of Congress [Volumes II - V, VII - IX]

Journals of Congress [Volumes II - V, VII - IX]

Philadelphia: [R. Aitken]; John Dunlap; David C. Claypoole, 1777 - 1784. First Editions, Mixed. A collection of seven volumes of the Journals of Congress, including volumes II - V and VII - IX. All are in original boards, except for volume II. All are in G to VG- condition.

Title: Journals of Congress [Containing the Proceedings from January 1, 1776, to January 1, 1777] [Volume II] [Philadelphia]: [R. Aitken], 1777; First Edition. Octavo, [2], 513 pages, [22], [1]; VG-; Early 19th century black calf, tooled; Spine banded with embossed gilt lettering; Boards show light plus wear to top and bottom edges, light bumping to bottom corners, some minor wear to head/tail of spine, slight gouge to leather near tail of spine (presumably from removed embossed text), and very light wear overall; Textblock has light age-toning and very minor soiling to edges, and an extensive pencil emendation on the ffep from prior owner William Hunt (whose name appears in ink on the front paste-down). Aitken was authorized by Congress to undertake the printing of the Journals in September of 1776, and the first volume contained reprints of his “cartridge paper” editions, which were released in installment and covered the first four months of 1776. The present volume includes the first publication of the Journals from June through December. Only 532 copies were printed before Congress was forced to flee Philadelphia in late 1777, and many copies were presumed to have been destroyed by British forces.

Title: Journals of Congress; Containing the Proceedings from January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. Volume III. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1778; First Edition. Octavo, [2], 603 pages, xxii, [10], [4]; G+; Original boards, paper to spine largely worn away (quires exposed); Covers show moderate bumping to bottom corners, light bumping to top corners, light plus wear to edges and tail of spine, and light soiling overall; Textblock shows light plus age-toning to edges, light plus shelf-wear to bottom edges, light plus age-toning throughout, and several instances of light soiling to pages interiorly; The name of a previous owner ("Abner H. Canfield") appears on the title-page; Multiple pages remain unopened; Contains the rare 10 page index to Volume I.

Title: Journals of Congress; Containing the Proceedings from January 1st, 1778, to January 1st, 1779. Volume IV. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1779; First Edition. Octavo, [2], 748 pages, [2], lxxxix, [7]; G+; Original boards, lacking back-strip, with later paper label on spine and handwritten lettering; Covers show moderate plus wear to bottom corners, light plus wear to edges, moderate soiling overall, and all pages 735 to end (and back cover) are detached from binding; Textblock has moderate age-toning to uncut edges, light shelf-wear to bottom edge, and pages 743 - 748 are missing; The name of former owner "Eyre" appears on the front cover, and the name of another former owner "Manuel Hunt" appears on both he front pastedown and the ffep.

Title: Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings [fro]m January 1st, 1779, To January 1st, 1780. Published by Order of Congress. Volume V. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1782; [Second Edition]. Octavo, [4], 464 pages, [16], lxxiv, [6]; G+; Original boards, with significant wear to paper on spine and paper spine label with handwritten lettering; Covers have moderate wear to bottom corner of front covers, light bumping to corners generally, quires exposed near head and tail of spine, light plus shelf-wear overall and moderate soiling overall; A former owner's signature ("J. Dunham") appears on the front cover; Textblock has moderate age-toning to uncut edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom edge, a former owner's signature ("Abner H. Canfield") on the ffep, light foxing throughout, and several instances of light soiling interiorly near bottom edges; A later corrected edition printed by Claypoole in 1782, authorized by Congress in 1780 due to the scarcity of the initial release.

Title: Journals of Congress, And of the United States in Congress Assembled. For the Year 1781. Published by Order of Congress. Volume VII. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1781; First Edition. Octavo, [2], 522 pages, [6], lxxix, [3]; G; Original boards, with paper label to spine and handwritten lettering; Covers show light plus wear to edges and corners, moderate plus wear to tail of spine (quires exposed), and moderate soiling overall; Textblock edges are untrimmed, with significantly uneven page lengths (from 7.8" to 8.7") and uneven board sizes (7.9" front cover, 8.25" back cover); Untrimmed edges have moderate age-toning and shelf-wear, light age-toning throughout interiorly, and a crease impacting all pages up to page 8.

Title: Journal of the United States in Congress Assembled: Containing the Proceedings from the First Monday in November 1782, To the First Monday in November, 1783. Volume VIII. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1783; First Edition. Octavo, [4], 483 pages, [5]; G; Original boards, lacking back-strip; Covers show moderate plus wear overall, with mild warping near edges and light soiling overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning to untrimmed edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom and fore-edges, mild curling to pages along fore-edge, occasional faint foxing interiorly, and several instances of light soiling interiorly; A former owner's signature appears in ink on the front cover ("J. Dunham"); lacking the index.

Title: Journal of the United States in Congress Assembled: Containing the Proceedings from the Third Day of November, 1783, to the Third Day of June, 1784. Volume IX. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1784; First Edition. Octavo, [6], 317 pages, [3]; G; Original Boards, with paper on spine largely worn off, and a paper spine label with handwritten lettering; Boards have moderate wear to edges of back cover, significant wear to paper on spine (quires exposed), some slight warping to the front cover, and light plus soiling overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning to untrimmed edges, moderate shelf-wear to bottom edge, occasional light foxing to pages interiorly, and chipping to the top edge and bottom corner of the ffep; Lacking the index.

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