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Thomas Pownall
<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">By Thomas Pownall</span>
London : Printed for J. Walter, at Homer's Head, Charing-Cross, MDCCLXVIII. [1768]. [2], v-xxxi, [1], 318, 73, [1] pages. Hardcover in full leather binding with marbled endpapers. Leather spine label with "Colonies" in gilt. Hinges cracked, but boards still firmly attached. Small section torn off bottom of title page, though not affecting any text. An important edition of Pownall's influential survey of the American colonies, with much on taxation, and the proposal for the colonies to unite. "Pownall held liberal views on the connection of England with its colonies, and was a staunch friend to the American provinces" (DNB). Indeed, his voice in Parliament on behalf of the colonists contributed greatly to the repeal of the dreaded Stamp Act. Howes P539; Sabin 64817 I've done my best to describe the book, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail.
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