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Dickinson, John]
THE LATE REGULATIONS RESPECTING THE BRITISH COLONIES ON THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA CONSIDERED: IN A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN IN PHILADELPHIA TO HIS FRIEND IN LONDON
Re-Printed for J. Almon., London, 1765. [3]-62pp., plus [1]p. advertisement. Antique-style three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt leather label. Tear to bottom margin of second leaf, not affecting text. Very good. Lacks half-title. The scarce first British edition, after the first edition printed in Philadelphia the same year. An important tract against the Stamp Act, and the first by the "Pennsylvania Farmer, " John Dickinson. Dickinson's LETTERS FROM A FARMER IN PENNSYLVANIA., published in 1768, put him at the forefront of the patriot movement. In 1774 he became chairman of the Philadelphia Committee of Correspondence. "Considered only as an essay in economic theory the pamphlet is notable, for its discussion of paper money, of flows of trade, and of the mechanisms and effects of taxation are sophisticated for the time.But the essay is more than a technical treatise. Stylistically, it has the vivid phraseology, the dramatic, exclamatory italicization and paragraphing, and the aptness of illustration that would soon make Dickinson the most widely read pamphleteer in the colonies" - Bailyn. Adams locates twelve copies of this edition. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 65-5b. HOWES D328. SABIN 20043. BAILYN, PAMPHLETS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 14. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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