1987. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1987.
Small 4to, 64 pp. Initials drawn and illuminated in red, blue and gold by Thomas Ingmire. Handset deepdene type on paper handmade especially for this edition. Full limp white vellum interlaced with 3 red vellum strips; the covers and spine lettered and decorated in blue. Matching blue slipcase, paper spine label slipcase printed in red and blue on a white background. Slipcase lightly spotted, lacking plain blue chemise. Book perfect. A very fine copy.
§ First edition by the Arion Press. One of 500 copies printed on handmade paper specially watermarked for the bicentennial. Includes a preface by Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger and an introduction by Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin. A beautiful production; the full vellum binding is stunning. This edition is not to be confused with the inexpensive offset reproduction issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office the same year. Item #125013