150
150
(Quakers)
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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150
(Quakers)
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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(Quakers)
The Ancient Testimony and Principles of the ... Quakers, renewed with respect to the King and Government; and Touching the Commotions now prevailing in these and other Parts of America.  Bifolium (11  1/2  x 9 in.; 292 x 228 mm), [Philadelphia, 1776]; vertical fold and three horizontal folds, some creasing and soiling.  Quarter green morocco clamshell case, teal morocco lettering-pieces on spine.
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Literature

Evans 14765 (locating copies at the Historical Society of Philadelphia and the Library Company of Philadelphia) 

Catalogue Note

"...[O]ur just and necessary subordination to the King."  In this remarkable manifesto, the Quakers of Philadelphia affirm their loyalist sympathies and express "abhorrence of all such writings and measures, as evidence a desire and design to break off the happy connection we have heretofore enjoyed with the kingdom of Great Britain, and our just and necessary subordination to the king."  This document, like the preceding lot, went out under the name of John Pemberton as clerk.

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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New York