The excellent priviledge of liberty and property : being a reprint and facsimile of the first American edition of Magna Charta, printed in 1687, under the direction of William Penn by William Bradford.

Other Title:
Excellent privilege of liberty and property.
Philadelphia : Printed for the Philobiblon Club, 1897.
xv, 168, [10], 63 p. ; 27 cm.
Magna Carta.
"Of this book one hundred and fifty copies are printed on handmade paper and five on vellum."
Title in red and black; initials; head-pieces.
"Introduction by Frederick D. Stone ... Prepared for the press by John Thompson ... The decorations by Edw. Stratton Holloway." - p. [v]
Facsimile of original t.-p.: The excellent priviledge of liberty and property being the birth-right of the free-born subjects of England. Containing I. Magna charta, with a learned comment upon it. II. The confirmation of the charters of the liberties of England and of the forrest, made in the 35th year of Edward the First. III. A Statute made the 34 Edw. I. commonly called De Tallageo non Concedendo; wherein all fundamental Laws, Liberties and Customs are confirmed. With a comment upon it. IV. An abstract of the Pattent granted by the king to VVilliam Penn and his Heirs and Assigns for the province of Pennsilvania. V. And lastly, the Charter of Liberties granted by the said VVilliam Penn to the Free-men and Inhabitants of the province of Pennsilvania and territories thereunto annexed, in America.
Reprint. Originally published: Philadelphia, l687.
Penn Provenance:
Rittenhouse club (bookplate, stamp)
Penn Chronology:
Penn, William, 1644-1718.
Bradford, William, 1663-1752.
Thompson, John, 1835-
Philobiblon Club.
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