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      Sale 2368 | Lot 22
      Estimate: $400 - $600
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      • Sale 2368 Lot 22

        (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [MacPherson, James?] The Rights of Great Britain Asserted against the Claims of America. 8vo, modern cloth; dampstaining in fore-edge margin, corner tear in leaf K1 without loss of text, lacking the appendix (the final 4 leaves) and the folding table; with half-title. Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1776

        Estimate $400 - 600

        first american edition. A reply to the July 1775 declaration of the Continental Congress, commissioned and widely distributed by the British government. Also attributed to Sir John Dalrymple and others. Adams, American Independence 220s; Evans 14727; Howes D37; Sabin 18347. None found at auction since 1970.


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