Declaration of American Independence early printing July 4th Gents Magazine 1776


Declaration of American Independence early printing July 4th Gents Magazine 1776

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Declaration of American Independence early printing July 4th Gents Magazine 1776:
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'Declaration of American Independency - Independency of American Colonies declared by the Congress - Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, July 4'

Antique copperplate printed pages; two pages printed on opposite sides of the same single sheet, 1776

Title of map: 'Declaration of American Independency - Independency of American Colonies declared by the Congress - Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, July 4'


A very rare (often cited the first British) printing of the Declaration of Independence, extracted from the the August 1776 "Gentleman�s Magazine", published in London. The full text of the Declaration of Independence was first typeset and printed in John Dunlap�s Philadelphia print shop on July 5th and made available for distribution, though it is unclear by exactly what means Dunlap�s broadside reached the press in Great Britain. The Gentleman�s Magazine printing of the Declaration ends with the printed signatures of John Hancock and Charles Thompson. The document is presented in its entirety but with some of its contents censored. References to �King� and �Prince� are replaced with a line �_______.� Any mention of �tyranny or �tyrant� are similarly obscured by the typesetter as �t_______.�

DATE PRINTED: 1776

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 22.0 x 25.0cm, 8.5 x 10 inches (Medium)

PROVENANCE: "Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle", by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. London: Printed at St. John's Gate for D. Henry; and sold by F. Newbery, the corner of St Paul's Churchyard, Ludgate Street

TYPE: Antique copperplate printed pages; two pages printed on opposite sides of the same single sheet

VERSO: There is text printed on the reverse side

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. The text is printed on opposite sides of the same sheet of paper. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this print . Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to useand time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. I offer a no questions asked return policy - see below.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term 'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. 'Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography.

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Declaration of American Independence early printing July 4th Gents Magazine 1776:
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