Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) A Defence of the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress, in Reply to Taxation no Tyranny. [2], 96 pages. 8vo, stitched; title page coming loose and a bit worn, final blank detached but present; uncut and mostly unopened. In a custom cloth slipcase with monogram bookplate, minor wear. London: J. Williams, [1775]

Additional Details

A British response to the renowned lexicographer Samuel Johnson's anti-American pamphlet "Taxation no Tyranny." Concludes that "a King . . . in a free state, is a greater rebel and traytor to the realm, than any individual can be against him." Adams, American Controversy 75-41; Sabin 19253. None traced at auction since 1984.