“JOURNALS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 1774-1789” EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD CHIEF, DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1904
Library of Congress “Journals of the Continental Congress’ Distribution
The “Journals of the Continental Congress,” in manuscript, are now in the possession of the Library of Congress by transfer from the Department of State.
Their publication by the Library of Congress is, in part, to save the original manuscripts from wear and tear, and, in part, to place accurate reproductions of them in institutions where they are required for research (please see the Report of the Librarian of Congress, 1904, pp. 63-70, where these and other considerations are fully set forth).
The present edition is of but 2,000 copies. The distribution to institutions and of one copy to each Senator and Representative will exhaust about one-half of the edition. From the remainder of the edition copies will be placed on sale with the Superintendent of Documents (Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.) at the price on one dollar ($1.00) per volume. The first volume only is now issued. The entire work may comprise 14 or 15 volumes, and the publication extend over 5 or 6 years. The edition printed is at the expense of the allotment of the Library of Congress for printing and binding, and is as large an edition as the allotment will warrant. It has been planned with a view to meet the minimum requirements of research, and its distribution therefore will have to be closely limited as indicated above. It is hoped that the nominal purchase price of the copies placed on sale, while preventing waste, will not prevent the acquisition of the work by any person seriously interested in possessing it.
Librarian of Congress
-From Government Printing Office – Publishers blurb included with Volume I
This collection of Nine Volumes extends from Volume l. 1774, printed in Washington, D.C. in by the Government Printing Office in 1904, to Volume IX. 1777 October 3- December 31, printed in Washington D.C. by the Government Printing Office in 1907.
Each volume of this collection contains the bookplate of Charles Francis Jenkins.
Volume I Frontispiece: “The Association of 1774”, consists of 3 Plates, contained in pocket on rear board. Included in this pocket, in this collection, is: “A Map of the Travels of George Washington” 1931 published by The National Geographic Society.
Condition: This collection is in Very Good original condition. Some volumes show light wear with minor scratches to boards. The interiors of all volumes are clean, unmarked. The bindings are tight. An occasional small tear to spine tops and bottoms. Various light fading to spines. All in all a beautifully matched original collection of the first nine volumes in this set. Quite scarce to find the Original Volume I & II, along with the next 7 volumes all together and with the bookplate of a prominent American!