Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 3,360
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Dickinson, John]. An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great-Britain over the Colonies in America. 8vo, later 1/2 calf, minor wear; hinges starting, minor foxing; John Carter Brown inked stamp on verso of title page and his bookplate on front pastedown. (JCB) Philadelphia, 1774

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An essay from the less belligerent wing of the early revolutionaries, but Dickinson was hardly conciliatory. Concerning the recent negation of the colonists' rights: "Colonies could not have been planted on these terms. What Englishman, but an ideot, would have become a colonist on these conditions?" (page 113). Prefaced with the resolves and instructions of the Philadelphia Committee of Correspondence. Adams, American Independence 110a; Evans 13247; Howes D326; Sabin 20040.