London: August, 1776. 378,  pp. The complete text for Volume LIX, July-December 1776 plus Index. Two folding maps: 'An Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War, between Great-Britain and her Colonies in North America' [hand-colored]; 'A Plan of the City and Environs of New York'. Maps with several repairs to blank versos [no loss]. Seventeen plates, engraved collective title page. Light toning and occasional spotting, Very Good in modern cloth.
The Declaration appears at pages 91-93 of the August issue. It may be its first English printing, as is frequently claimed; certainly it is a strong candidate for that status. It is signed in type at the end by John Hancock as President and Charles Thomson as Secretary. In addition to the Declaration, much material, including the maps, is printed on the American Colonies and the ongoing conflict. Item #35877