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    Sale 2241 | Lot 47
    Price Realized: $2,160With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2241 Lot 47

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Dickinson, John.] Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies. 12mo, modern calf in period style; minor wear and soiling, worming on outer margin of later leaves; early owner's inscription on verso of title page. Boston: Edes & Gill, 1768
      Estimate $1,200-1,800

      Third printing, first advertised just 70 days after the Philadelphia first edition, per Adams. Appended on the final two pages of this edition are a letter drafted by the freeholders of Boston "to the ingenious author of certain Patriotic Letters, subscribed A Farmer," and Dickinson's response titled "The Farmer's Answer to the Very Respectable Inhabitants of the Town of Boston," signed in type "A Farmer."
      Original owner Samuel Selden (1723-1776) served as a colonel for Connecticut in the revolution, was captured at the Battle of Long Island, and died in a British prison that year. Only one other copy of this edition has been traced at auction since Swann sold one in 1972. Adams, American Independence 54d; Evans 10877.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,160