A FOUNDING MODEL FOR THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS—"NEXT TO THE MAGNA CARTA AS THE GREATEST LANDMARK IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND"
CONSTITUTION. Declaration of the Lords and Commons Assembled at Westminster. London, (1689.
Very rare earliest known (presumably first) printing of the "profoundly significant" British Declaration of Rights, the outcome of England's Glorious Revolution and a crucial model for both American and French Constitutions, a fundamental redefinition of governmental authority, enumerating protections from standing armies and for freedom of speech, the right of petition, right to trial by jury and freedom from taxation without parliamentary representation, handsomely housed in a custom clamshell box. $13,500.