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Care, Henry (fl. 1721) English liberties, or the free-born subject's inheritance [1st American edition]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01710 Author/Creator: Care, Henry (fl. 1721) Place Written: Boston Type: Books Date: 1721 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 12mo. Fifth edition, first American edition. First printing of the Magna Carta in America. Printed by N. Buttolph, B. Eliot and D. Henchman. Rebound.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Civil Rights, Law, Literature and Language Arts, Printing, Government and Civics, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

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