"United States Constitution" from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston - Pre-ratification, with letter from George Washington from The History List Store
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"United States Constitution" from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston - Pre-ratification, with letter from George Washington

Regular price $ 39.95

The print is from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, which was located in the Clough House (c 1712), part of the Old North Church Historic Site in Boston. You can purchase the Constitution, described below, or the Constitution and the Declaration, which is also printed at Edes & Gill, at a savings of $5 for the pair.

This video was shot at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill the day they began printing the Boston edition of the United States Constitution. In the video, Gary Gregory, founder and print master, describes the five year effort to print this for the first time since 1787.

— Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp


This the broadside with the Constitution, as printed in Boston before ratification and it includes a letter from Washington urging ratification. (The letter is on the second side, at the bottom.) 

The print is from the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, which was located in the Clough House (c 1712), part of the Old North Church Historic Site in Boston.

We are able to make these available through special arrangement. Each one is printed by hand on a press in exactly the same manner as was done when these were printed originally.

The original broadside was printed on two sides. We have arranged to have a print with both sides side-by-side. The side-by-side (single-sided) is 23" x 17 1/2".

If you are interested in this in a handmade frame, as we've done with the Declaration, contact me. Prices start around $500 and production time is four to eight weeks.

We also have the Boston edition of the "Declaration of Independence," also printed by Edes & Gill. And a version of the "Declaration of Independence" from John Dunlap / NPS in Philadelphia.

— Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp


 About Benjamin Edes & John Gill

On April 7, 1755, Edes and Gill became the proprietors of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. According to the author of Infamous Scribblers (2006), the Boston Gazette, arguably the most influential newspaper the country has ever known, got us into the Revolutionary War, sped up the course of the war and may have even determined the outcome of the war.

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    S.B.
    Looks great

    The print showed up fast and looks great. Looks even better when I framed it. Thank you!

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    G.T.
    Another exceptional piece of work

    This print is another exceptional piece of work from the History List. Even the most ardent purist will be thrilled to own one of these. The uniqueness of the document itself, combined with the letter, and the period accurate printing method, makes this a real prize addition to anyone's collection, or the perfect starter gift for a follower of early American history. Proud to have this grace the wall of my home office.

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    M.M.
    Stunning

    What a great document that adds a touch of historical authenticity to my middle school US History classroom....bravo!!

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 19 28 9.25
    Medium 20.5 29 9.5
    Large 22 30 9.75
    XL 23.5 31 10
    2XL 25 32 10.25
    3XL 28 33 10.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Short-sleeves

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 38 28 9.25
    Medium 41 29 9.5
    Large 44 30 9.75
    XL 47 31 10
    2XL 50 32 10.25
    3XL 56 33 10.5

     Long-sleeves

    Size Chest Body Length
    Small 38 28
    Medium 41 29
    Large 44 30
    XL 48 31
    2XL 52 32

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 20 26.5 24.38
    Medium 22 27.5 24.63
    Large 24 28.5 24.25
    XL 26 29.5 24
    2XL 28 30 23.75
    3XL 30 30.5 23.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 31.5 26.5 6.38
    Medium 33.5 27 6.63
    Large 35.5 27.5 6.88
    XL 38.5 28 7.13
    2XL 41.5 28.5 7.38

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Body Width Body Length
    XS 15.6 26.5
    Small 16.1 26.75
    Medium 17.25 27.25
    Large 18.38 27.88
    XL 19.88 28.5
    2XL 21.38 29.13

     

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 19 28 9.25
    Medium 20.5 29 9.5
    Large 22 30 9.75
    XL 24 31 10
    2XL 26 32 10.25
    3XL 28 33 10.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Medium 17 22 7
    Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
    XL 20 25 7.5

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

    Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
    Small 18 28 8.13
    Medium 20 29 8.38
    Large 22 30 8.63
    XL 24 31 8.88
    2XL 26 33 9.63
    3XL 28 34 10.13
    4XL 30 35 10.63
    5XL 32 36 11.13
    6XL 34 37 9.75

    Measurement Notes:
    Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

    Care Instructions:
    Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.