First edition. Octavo in original full calf, spine ruled in gilt and with gilt fleurons; red leather label lettered in gilt and small oval "I" in gilt on black leather; edges of the boards tolled in gilt. . (1) xvi+ 416 (2). Presumed one front blank lacking. A tight example with rubbing to the extremities of the binding and some minor scuffing to the baords. Small margin stain to the title page. The collection begins with Dickinson's May, 1764 speech to the Pennsylvania Assembly "praying the King for a Change of Government of the Province" and continues with his letter "The Late Regulations Repecting the British Colonies on the Continent of America, Considered." (1765); "The Rough Draft of the Resolves of the first Congress, Held at New York in the Year 1765"; "An Address to the Committe of Correspondence in Barbadoes." (1766), "The Farmer's Letters to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies" (1767; these 12 "letters" ae considered the most important political writings of colonial American until the appearance of Paine's "Common Sense" in 1776); "An Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great Britain Over The Colonies in America; with the Resolves of the Committee fro the Province of Pennsylvania, and Their Instructions to Their Representatives in Assembly" (1774). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Political Writings of John Dickenson, ...
Publisher: Bonsal and Niles
Publication Date: 1801
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition
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