Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [John Dickinson.] Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. [3]-146 pages. 8vo, modern marbled wrappers; lacking half-title and final blank, minor wear to title page with early inscription cropped, tastefully repaired minor wear to first two leaves, moderate foxing. In modern cloth folding case. Boston: Mein and Fleeming, 1768

Additional Details

First Boston edition, first state, which followed the Philadelphia first pamphlet edition by about two weeks; it was advertised in the Boston Post on 4 April 1768. This first state was printed without the seventh line of page 55, here added in manuscript. This copy was purchased by the original owner on 20 December 1768. Adams, American Independence 54c; Evans 10876; Howes D329 ("earliest serious study into colonial legal rights").