Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) The Crisis; or, A Full Defence of the Colonies. [2], 30 pages. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards, rebacked and recornered; moderate foxing to title page only; 1960s ownership inscriptions of Brent Gration-Maxfield on endpapers. London: W. Griffin, 1766

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"It is incontestably proved that the British Constitution has been flagrantly violated in the late Stamp Act, and rendered indisputably Evident, that the Mother Country cannot lay any arbitrary Tax upon the Americans, without destroying the essence of her own Liberties."

"A warm defender of the colonists, who asserts, in opposition to some of the advocates of the stamp act, that the colonies are not all virtually represented in the British Parliament"--Sabin 16600. Sometimes attributed to Samuel Cooper. Adams, American Controversy 66-19. One traced at auction since 1977, in the 2011 Copley sale. Provenance: M&S Rare Books, 1984.