1774 FORERUNNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
WITH THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS’ ASSERTION OF
THE RIGHTS TO “LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PROPERTY”
(CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings. Philadelphia Printed. London, 1774. Second English edition of this important “forerunner of the Declaration of Independence,” published by order of Congress, with the significant inclusion of the “Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec” that did not appear in the Philadelphia edition, one of only 500 copies printed of this scarce second edition. $3000.