Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1781. First Edition. Small Quarto (4.25 in x 6.5 in), , 226 pages, ; Bound in early brown calf with minor chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to corners of boards; Boards lightly worn; Textblock age-toned with numerous ownership inscriptions; Signature of Colonel George Corbin appears on ffep and bfep. Shelved Case 7.
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This represents the first congressionally authorized printing of the Articles of Confederation, printed in an edition of only 200 copies. Corbin served in Virginia during the Revolutionary War, and corresponded with the then Governor of Virginia Thomas Jefferson.