Richmond: John T. West, 1901. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #5748
Large octavo. 180 pp. First edition. Early binding in paper over boards with a stamped leather spine label. Covers are somewhat soiled and lightly edgeworn. This is an unopened and untrimmed copy with generous margins; some soiling and staining to the fore-edge. Chapters on the Conventions of 1776, 1788, 1829-30, 1850-51, 1867-68, and 1901. An interesting summary of the constitutional history of the Commonwealth from the beginning of the republic up to and into Reconstruction. Cappon in his, "Bibliography of Virginia History Since 1865" described this present work: "Written on the eve of the convention of the 1901-02, this account ends with the legislative act authorizing the convention and the proposed amendments to the constitutions, to remedy the evils of the previous convention." Cappon 2901; Haynes 14652.