Item #68495 Declaration of Independence. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

First Edition of George Smith's Engraving, with Ten Presidents


Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4, 1776, The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.

Boston: George Girdler Smith, 1841.

Boston: George Girdler Smith, [n.d.c.a. 1841].

First Edition of George Smith's engraved broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Broadside (11 15/16 x 9 3/8 inches; 303 x 239 mm). With engravings of the first ten presidents and the seals of the thirteen original colonies.

Printed on thick, coated paper. Some light rubbing along edges on Madison's engraving. Otherwise about fine.

According to Bidwell, "Engraved, text in a border closely imitating the Binns edition, facsimile signatures after Binns." (Bidwell 20).

The next edition after the present copy contain a portrait of eleven presidents including Polk and a view of the Capitol. The next edition replaces the Capitol with a portrait of Zachary Taylor.

Bidwell 20; Hart 590 (both for the later editions).

HBS 68495.


Price: $2,500.00

Item #68495