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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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Dickinson, John

A fine collection of 8 pamphlets, all 8vo, as below:

A Speech Delivered in the House of Assembly Of the Province of Pennsylvania, May 24th, 1764. London: Philadelphia Printed, Re-printed for J. Whiston & B. White, 1764; light browning and a few small spots, printed slip pasted to top rule on page 1. Blue wrappers, in a tan half-morocco portfolio. Ms. exlibris on title of John Foster. Adams 64-5b. — The Late Regulations, Respecting the British Colonies on the Continent of America Considered. London: Philadelphia printed, Re-printed for J. Almon, 1765 [i.e.1766]. Half-title. Modern boards, printed title label on spine, in a green half-morocco portfolio. Adams 65-5b. — Idem. London: [same imprint], 1766. Half-title; a few tiny spots and light browning. Modern salmon straight-grain morocco, gilt, gilt-stamped title on spine; spine sun-faded. Adams 65-5c. — Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. New York: re-printed by John Holt, 1768; some browning and marginal spotting. Ms. exlibris of Nathan Ker on title. Modern boards, printed paper spine label, in a red half-morocco portfolio. Adams 54e. — Idem. London: J. Almon, 1768; lacking half-title, title soiled, some mostly marginal spotting. Green half-leather, gilt-stamped title on spine. Adams 68-7b. — Idem ... the Third Edition. Philadelphia: William & Thomas Bradford, 1769. Rosettes surrounding initial "I" on page 1; title soiled and upper margin frayed, small tear in upper outer corner of second leaf, occasional spotting. Brown half-leather, gilt-stamped title on spine. Adams 54h. — Idem. London: Philadelphia Printed; re-printed for J. Almon, 1774. Half-title; half-title soiled and stained, a few spots on title. Brown half-cloth, ms. title on upper cover,  in a red half-morocco portfolio. Adams 68-7d. — A New Essay [By the Pennsylvania Farmer] on the Constitutional Power of Great-Britain over the Colonies in America. London: Philadelphia Printed; re-printed for J. Almon, 1774; lacking half-title, title soiled with a small stain and two mends in blank portion of gutter margin, some leaves guarded. Brown half-cloth, ms. title on upper cover, in a half-morocco portfolio, gilt-stamped title on spine. Adams 74-28b.


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Literature

Adams, American Controversy (British imprints) and American Independence (American imprints)

Catalogue Note

A rich collection of essays by the "Penman of the Revolution", including his Speech in support of the proprietary system in Pennsylvania, and four editions of his influential Letters, the first serious study of the legal rights of the British colonists in America.

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

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New York