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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Smith, William. A Sermon On the Present Situation of American Affairs. 8vo, modern binder's cloth; minor foxing, early vertical fold through entire pamphlet; bookplate on front pastedown. Philadelphia, 1775
first edition. An important address given soon after the Battle of Bunker Hill, which went through several issues and numerous editions. Smith was the first provost of what became the University of Pennsylvania. May or may not be the first issue--Adams American Independence 196b. Evans 14459, Howes S697, Sabin 84651.
with--two other works by William Smith: An Oration in Memory of General Montgomery, and of the Officers and Soldiers who Fell with Him, December 31, 1775, before Quebec. Modern binder's cloth. Second edition. London, 1776 Discourses on Public Occasions in America. Contemporary calf, worn. Second edition. London, 1762.
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