Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"WHY ARE NOT THE POOR NEGROES . . . ENTITLED TO THE LIKE RIGHTS?" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1775.) Josiah Tucker. Tract V. The Respective Pleas and Arguments of the Mother Country, and of the Colonies. xvi, 9-51, [1] pages. 8vo, stitched, with worn rear wrapper present; moderate wear and toning, repaired tear and inked catalog number in margin of title page; uncut. Glocester, England: R. Raikes, 1775

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First edition of an essay questioning the underpinnings of America's claims for liberty. "Why are not the poor Negroes, and the poor Indians entitled to the like Rights and Benefits? And how comes it to pass, that these immutable Laws of Nature are become so very mutable, and so very insignificant in respect to them?. . . . What horrid cruelties do you daily practice on the Bodies of the poor Negroes; over whom you can have no Claim, according to your own Principles?" (page v). Adams, American Controversy 75-146a; Howes T390; Sabin 97358.