Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Tucker, Joseph. The True Interest of Britain, set Forth in Regard to the Colonies . . . to which is Added by the Printer, a Few More Words on the Freedom of the Press in America. 66, [6] pages. 8vo, library 1/2 cloth, moderate wear; minor foxing. Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1776

Additional Details

first american edition, variant state with 4-line description of the author on title page. It was first advertised on 24 June 1776, ten days before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Following Tucker's original essay (first published in England in 1774) are two essays apparently by the American printer Robert Bell: "A Few More Words on the Freedom of the Press" and "A Short Answer to Some Criticisms." The volume concludes with one leaf of Bell's book advertisements, including a selection of military manuals, "some of them very valuable and seldom to be met with." Adams, American Independence 144b; Evans 15119; Sabin 97366.