Springfield: Lanphier & Walker, Printers, 1847. First edition. Early added patterned-paper wrappers over card stock, 9.75 x 6 inches, 39,  pages. Some wear and soiling to the wrappers, with the spine worn; a very good copy. Item #18958
The second Illinois constitution, outlawing slavery but directing restrictions on the rights of immigration of free African Americans into the state. Includes the three leaves of the “Address,” bound in the rear and said sometimes to be lacking. Byrd 1195; Graff 2063. Early purple ink signature at the head of the title page, “Gibson.”.