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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY CONGRESS

Publication Date: 1776 “One of three known copies. The only one in private hands. This is the third Dunlap printing. John Dunlap, as one of the leading printers in Philadelphia, produced numerous pieces both for the Continental Congress and the state of Pennsylvania. Only one complete set of the eight parts of the Journals survives, at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The Library Company also possesses the only other copy of this individual part, the most extensive of the eight, comprising pp.29-56. Thus, this is the only copy in private hands, with two copies in one institution, for a total of three known-considerably rarer than the infamous first broadside printing, of which there are 31, but from the same printer and press.” #0100
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