• Uniform title
    [Magna Carta]
  • Title
    The excellent priviledge of liberty and property : being a reprint and facsimile of the first American edition of Magna charta, printed in 1687, under the direction of William Penn
  • Varying title
    Charter of liberties
  • Author
  • Published
    Philadelphia, Pa. : Philobiblon Club, 1897
  • Description
    xv, 168, [10], 63 p. ; 27 cm
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  • Notes

    Attributed to William Penn in David Lloyd's "Defence of the legislative constitution of the province of Pennsylvania" (Evans 3050)

    Introduction by Frederick D. Stone ; prepared for the press by John Thomson; decorations by Edw. Strattan Holloway

    Facsimile of original t.-p.: The excellent priviledge of liberty and property being the birth-right of the free-born subjects of England. Containing I. Magna charta, with a learned comment upon it. II. The confirmatin of the charters of the liberties of England and of the forrest, made in the 35th year of Edward the first. III. A statute made the 34 Edw. I. commonly called De tallageo non concedendo; wherein all fundamental laws, liberties and customs are confirmed. With a comment upon it. IV. An abstract of the pattent granted by the king to William Penn and his heirs and assigns for the province of Pennsylvania. V. And lastly, the charter of liberties granted by the said William Penn to the free-men and inhabitants of the province of Pennsylvania and territories thereunto annexed, in America

    Title in red and black; initials; head-pieces

    Limited edition of 150 copies on hand-made paper

ShelfmarkCopy numberLoan categoryStatus
051.10 PEN9398Ref.available
Copy notes: Armorial book label on front paste-down: William Jasper Nicolls