Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Richard Price. Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution. 87, [1] pages. 8vo, disbound; minor wear, early number inscribed on title page. In modern cloth folding case. Boston: Powars and Willis, 1784

Additional Details

First American edition of a tract by an ardent British supporter of America. Price congratulates the victorious former colonists, stating that the Revolution "opens a new prospect in human affairs, and begins a new era in the history of mankind." Originally intended only to be published in America; the threat of a pirated British edition prompted a London 1784 edition which preceded this one. A long letter from the French economist Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, supporting Price's conclusions, appears as an appendix. Evans 18739; Howes P585; Sabin 65449.