Historical Documents Set

The documents that inspired the American Revolution and the founding of the nation remain as relevant today as they were almost 250 years ago. From Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Papers, we’ve brought together 8 writings that are essential in understanding America’s early years. Fans of history, philosophy, and politics will love poring over these important volumes. Our custom design features an early Colonial Flag overlain with text and signatures from the Declaration of Independence. All books are heirloom-quality and published by Library of America.

As seen in Vanity Fair’s Holiday Gift Guide in the January 2016 issue.


  1. The American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence by John H. Rhodehamel
  2. The Debate on the Constitution, Part I
  3. The Debate on the Constitution, Part II
  4. American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War
  5. Writings by Alexander Hamilton
  6. Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  7. Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
  8. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  9. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  10. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
  11. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville


Weight: 13.0 lb

Depth: 5.25 inches; width: 11 inches; height: 8.25 inches