Very Good / Very Good. Item #5877
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia for the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion, 1983. First Edition. Octavo; xii + 338pp, including index. Full-color frontispiece portrait of Dickinson by Charles Willson Peale. Dust jacket front has the Peale portrait in full color; jacket back shows photograph of mansion. Brown boards with gilt spine stamping.
Unclipped jacket is near fine, with minimally detectable wave at top edges. Binding pristine, as new. Textblock tight, square, unmarked.
Dickinson was a secondary figure among the Founding Fathers, having participated in the initial Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention of 1787. But, in the end, he opposed independence—hence the extended title for this historical account.