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George III, King of England
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George III, King of England
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George III, King of England

"Anno quinto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XII. An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same, ..." in Anno Regni Georgii III. ... At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1761, in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third. London: Printed by Mark Baskett and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1765

Folio (12 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 306 x 200 mm). Title-page with woodcut royal arms and pp. 279–310. Disbound, early red-sprinkled edges. Half red morocco folding-case, maroon morocco labels.


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Literature

BL/American War of Independence 2; Church 1054; Howes A285; Lilly/Revolutionary Americana 7; Sabin 1606

Catalogue Note

First edition. The infamous Stamp Act, which levied duties on a wide range of legal and commercial documents, was intended not only to raise revenue, but, in the words of British Treasury minister Thomas Whateley, to establish "the Right of Parliament to lay an internal Tax upon the Colonies." To the colonists, however, it was "taxation without representation" and further fuel on the fire of Revolution. 

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