Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889.
6 volumes. 8vo, full contemporary sheep, red and black leather spine labels, all volumes have some small areas of very light wear or very light scuffing, most volumes have bumped corners, back cover of volume VI is warped, endpapers, front flyleaves, and last blank pages in all volumes partially browned. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. First Edition
Wharton's editing `was done in a spirit of honesty, discarding the practice by which earlier compilers of American records had deleted passages reflecting on the judgement or motives of the `Founding Fathers.'" Dictionary of American Biography, XX, p. 28. Edited under the direction of Congress with preliminary index, and notes historical and legal. Internally, a tight bright set.