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    Sale 2310 | Lot 22
    Price Realized: $2,880With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 22

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Dickinson, John. An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great-Britain over the Colonies in America. 8vo, modern 1/2 morocco; 2 short closed tears on title page, early binder's tape visible on title and final pages, author's name supplied in manuscript on title page, minor foxing; inked number stamps on verso of title page and page 1, embossed library stamp on leaf N2. Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford, 1774

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      first edition. An essay from the less belligerent wing of the early revolutionaries, although Dickinson was hardly conciliatory. Concerning the recent negation of the colonists' rights: "Colonies could not have been planted on these terms. What Englishman, but an ideot, would have become a colonist on these conditions?" (page 113). Prefaced with the resolves and instructions of the Philadelphia Committee of Correspondence. Adams, American Independence 110a; Evans 13247; Howes D326; Sabin 20040.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,880