Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Matthew Robinson. Peace the Best Policy; or, Reflections upon the Appearance of a Foreign War. [4], 112 pages including half-title. 8vo, later ½ calf, moderate wear; minor wear and soiling; uncut; circa 1900 British dealer description laid down on front pastedown, pencil note on front free endpaper reading "Imported from England 1904," early inked monogram stamp and later embossed American collector's stamp on title page. London: J. Almon, 1777

Additional Details

A former member of Parliament urges: "Let us employ our armies for the defence and not the destruction of ourselves." None traced at auction since a Swann sale, 23 May 1991, lot 194. Adams, American Controversy 77-83a; Howes R374; Sabin 72155.