& Constitutional Issues

Hamilton, Madison, & JayExplain the Constitution
(“FOUNDATIONAL”). Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; & John Jay.  The Federalist, on the new constitution, written in the year 1788. Hallowell, ME: Glazer & Co., 1826. 8vo (22 cm, 8.75"). 582 pp.
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Cutting Way Back
(Authority, Presidential).  Hillhouse, James.  Propositions for amending the constitution of the United States, submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks. [Washington]: 1808. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 52, [2], 7 pp.
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A Spy Accuses an Archbishop of Heresy
Antraigues, Emmanuel Henri Louis Alexandre de Launai, comte d'.   Henri-Alexandre Audainel, (comte d'Antraigues) a Etienne-Charles de Lomenie, archevêque de Sens. Orléans: 1791. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). 34, [2 (blank)] pp.
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A Reluctant Dictator
Bolívar, Simón.  Broadside. Begins: Simon Bolivar libertador presidente de Colombia & & &. Colombianos! Las voluntades públicas se habian espresado enerjicamente por las reformas políticas de la nacion ... Bogota: No publisher/printer], 1828. Folio (29.2 cm; 11.5"). [1] p.
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The Constitution & the LawsThe English Version
Cherokee Nation.  Laws, etc.  Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation. Published by authority of the National Council. St. Louis: R. & T.A. Ennis, Printers, 1875. 8vo (22 cm, 8.625"). 284, v pp., [1] f.
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Try, Try Again; & Again & Again & Again & Again
Chile.  Constituion. 1823.  Constitución política del estado de Chile, promulgada en 29 de diciembre de 1823. Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Nacional, [1823 or 1824]. Small 4to (22 cm; 8"). 81, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Very Early Printing of the 1863 Constitution
Colombia.  Convención nacional. Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional. Instalada en Rionegro, el 4 de febrero de 1863. Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación, [1863]. 8vo. [1] f., 86 pp., vii pp.

An Early Victory forEqual Protection & Civil Rights:
Rejecting Anti-Chinese Legislation
Field, Stephen J.  The invalidity of the “Queue Ordinance” of the city and county of San Francisco. Opinion of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of California, in Ho Ah Kow vs. Matthew Nunan, delivered July 7th, 1879. San Francisco: J.L. Rice & Co., 1879. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 43, [1] pp.
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Mercedarians in Lima 1804
Mercedarians. Third Order.  Breve compendio de las reglas, constituciones, privilegios, gracias é indulgencias, de la Real Tercera Orden de Nra. Sra. de la Merced, nuevamente restablecida en la iglesia del convento grande de S. Miguel de Lima.... Lima: Reimpreso ... en la calle de Bejarano, [1804]. 4to (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [33] ff.

In FOLIO: “[A] bare Narrative of matter ofFACT, digested in order of time
Rushworth, John, comp.  Historical collections of private passages of state, weighty matters in law, remarkable proceedings in five parliaments. Beginning the sixteenth year of King James, anno 1618. and ending ... [with the death of King Charles the First, 1648] ... London: Pr. by Tho. Newcomb for George Thomason, 1659–1701. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.5"). 5 parts in 8 vols. I: Frontis. port., [15] ff., 691, [1 (blank)], 57, [1 (blank)] pp. II: Frontis. port., [5] ff., pp. 1–617, [1 (blank)] p., pp. 717–884 pp., 1 plt. (port., Duke of Hamilton). III: pp. 885–1060, 1085–1196, 1199–1388; appendix pp. 1–315, [1 (blank)] pp.; 1 plt. (port., Earl of Strafforde). IV: Frontis. port., [3] ff., 184 pp., fols. 185–92, pp. 193–400, [16] ff., pp. 385–552, fols. 553–64, pp. 565–788, [6] ff. V: [1] f., 208 pp., pp. 259–410, 459–770, 777–99, 791–975, 974–88, [6] ff. VI: Frontis., [1] f., xvi, 148 pp., pp. 177–352, 361–656, [4] ff.; fold. plt. VIII: Title-leaf, pp. 731–890 (837, 838 repeated), 913–1056, 1059–74, 1097–1431; [1] p., [9 (index)] ff. VIII: Frontis., title-leaf, [4] ff., pp. 1–76, 101–252, 401–786, .
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Tales Son los Deseos que Animan . . . a los Guatemaltecos”
Salazar, Carlos.  [drop-title] El Gefe Provisorio de Guatemala a los habitantes del estado y de toda la republica. Encargado del Gobierno de este Estado, mientras se reune el Cuerpo constituyente que debe decidir de su surete, no debo guardar siliencio en unas circunstancias en que los suscesos de la Republica, que pueden sernos trascendentales, llaman la atencion de los pueblos, cuyo bien estar es el primer deber de la autoridad publica. [Guatemala]: Imprenta de la N. A. de Estudios, 1839. Folio (30.7 cm;12.125"). [1] f.
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Putting DOWN theREVOLUTION in Connecticut
Steadfast, Jonathan [pseud. of David Daggett].  Count the cost. An address to the people of Connecticut, on sundry political subjects, and particularly on the proposition for a new constitution. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1804. 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.25"). 21, ii, [1] pp.
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History of English Law byOne of the Great Irish Barristers
Sullivan, Francis Stoughton.  An historical treatise on the feudal law, and the constitution and laws of England; with a commentary on Magna Charta, and necessary illustrations of many of the English statues, in a course of lectures, read in the University of Dublin. Dublin: Thomas Ewing, 1772. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). xvi, 448 pp.
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Printed in GOLD within a Marvelously Elaborate ENGRAVED BORDER
Printed in S
Washington, George.  Broadside. Begins: WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS.    New York: Pub. by C.C. Wright & Durand, [1834?]. Folio extra (57 x 46 cm; 23" x 18"). 1 p.
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