2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST CONFEDERATE IMPRINTS. The Declaration was drawn up by C. G. Memminger titled: "Declaration Of The Immediate Causes Which Induce And Justify The Secession of South Carolina From The Federal Union And The Ordinance Of Secession." With Original Wraps. Choice Very Fine. "DECLARATION OF THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE WHICH INDUCE AND JUSTIFY THE SECESSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE FEDERAL UNION; AND THE ORDINANCE OF SECESSION. - CHARLESTON: EVANS & COGSWELL, PRINTERS TO THE CONVENTION, - 1860" with 13 pages, measuring 8" x 5 3/8", Choice Very Fine. Original Pale yellow cover wraps, the interior pages are extremely clean, sharply printed, and the paper crisp. This is a First Edition with the word "CAUSE" in its title, and "Streets" in the Printers' address line at bottom. The first ten pages explain the decision to Secede from the Federal Union, noting that; "On the 4th of March next, this party (Lincoln's) will take possession of the Government... all hope of remedy is rendered vain..." The final three pages contain the historic Ordinance: "To Dissolve The Union Between The State Of South Carolina And Other States United With Her Under The Compact Entitled: 'The Constitution Of The United States Of America.'" On December 20th, 1860, South Carolina officially Seceded from the Union, becoming the first state to Secede from the Union. South Carolina troops also fired the first shots of the Civil War in 1861 when they fired on Union troops in Fort Sumter. Considered among the most historic Confederate Imprint Documents, held in multiple institutions yet rarely available for sale. A defective counterfeit period copy having the words "Causes" and "Street" corrected in its title, was sold by Sotheby's in their Two Centuries Of American History sale May 25, 2016, lot 65, disbound, lacking its printed cover wraps, vertical fold, light glue stain in upper margin of title-page, which sold for $4,375 with buyer's commission. A stained, heavily tape repaired slightly (days) earlier "Draft" Broadside style printed copy measuring 13.5" x 8.25" of "AN ORDINANCE TO DISSOLVE THE UNION BETWEEN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND OTHER STATES UNITED WITH HER UNDER THE COMPACT ENTITLED "THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.", (Charleston, S.C.: Evans and Cogswell, Dec. 18 or 19, 1860), was offered by W. Reese and Company for $75,000. This current Imprint example is the full issued version, one of the finest known in quality that we have been able to trace.
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1860 Secession of South Carolina - The ORDINANCE OF SECESSION

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