A collection of early books on the US Constitution, including early American and French commentaries. Notable titles include first editions of New Views of the Constitution of the United States by John Taylor and A Brief Enquiry Into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government by Abel Parker Upshur, along with a first Dublin edition of Remarks Concerning the Government and the Laws of the United States of America by the Abbé de Mably.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.