viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

STRICTURES ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED, A "FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS, ON THE SUBJECT OF OUR POLITICAL CONFUSIONS." ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA
[New York: James Rivington], 1775.. [13]-25pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Titlepage trimmed a bit close. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An odd title, this is the second half only of the Rivington edition of Henry Barry's THE GENERAL ATTACKED BY A SUB-ALTERN, with its own titlepage, of the tract that Barry was responding to, Charles Lee's STRICTURES.... The English-born Lee had a long career in the British army before eventually taking up the American cause. A fiery republican, he served as a general in the Continental Army, rallying troops and readying defenses before eventually clashing with George Washington over strategy. He participated in the pamphlet wars leading up to the Declaration of Independence with the present work, written in response to Loyalist Thomas Bradbury Chandler's FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS. Also published in New York in 1774, Chandler warned the colonists against military or economic measures against British authority. Lee essentially argues that the British forces aren't so tough, and that a disciplined American force can triumph in its righteous cause. Thomas Adams treats this item in two entries of his AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, saying it was not published separately from Rivington's 1775 edition of Barry, yet it appears that some enterprising booksellers occasionally made it a discreet title. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 125, 151b (ref). SABIN 26867. EVANS 13824. NAIP w012383. HOWES L193.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
Last Found On: 2015-08-10           Check availability:      Biblio    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/956704/1775-lee-charles-strictures-on-a-pamphlet-entitled-a

Browse more rare books from the year 1775


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.