Book with George Washington’s copy of Constitution to fetch up to $3M at auction

A book owned by George Washington and containing his own annotated copy of the Constitution is expected to sell for $3 million when it goes on the auction block at Christie’s today.

The Acts of Congress volume includes a copy of the Constitution, a draft of the Bill of Rights, and acts creating the executive, State and Treasury department. The book was printed for him in 1789 and is in nearly-pristine condition.

“There are four bound copies for members of the government, but the George Washington provenance makes this by far the best of all,” co-owner of Manhattan Rare Books Company Michael DiRuggiero told



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