Title: A Speech Intended to Have Been Spoken on the...
Publisher: T. Cadell, London
Publication Date: 1774
Edition: 1st Edition
8vo. [iii]-vii, , 36 pp.(Small adhesion on title, presumably an early dealer's description.) 19th-century crimson half hard-grained morocco over marbled boards (bookplate removed). Presumed first edition, one of at least four editions published in 1774. This pamphlet protests the British Parliament's enactment of the Intolerable Acts, depriving Massachusetts of the right of self - government in the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party. "A golden speech unspoken, which illustrates the wisdom, justice, foresight, and eloquence of the good bishop. It will not be unpleasant for Americans to hear his opinion---'My Lords, I look upon North America as the only great nursery of freemen now left upon the face of the earth.'" (Monthly Review, quoted in Sabin). Adams, American Controversy, 74-74c; Adams, Independence, 141c; Howes S-420; Sabin 80511. Bookseller Inventory # 205862
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