Cambridge: Press of John Wilson and Sons, 1866. 22, [2 blanks] pp. Stitched. Lightly toned title leaf margins. Very Good except for absence of wraps.
A former Whig Governor of Massachusetts, Washburn was a respected legal scholar who wrote this pamphlet just after the end of the Civil War. Washburn thoroughly canvasses the antecedents of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, from Magna Charta onwards, and discusses the Declaration of Right's influence on the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights.
FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke. or Sabin. Item #36163