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[COLONIAL - GEORGE BANCROFT'S COPIES] [OTIS, JAMES]. Considerations on behalf of the colonists in a letter to a noted lord

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
[COLONIAL - GEORGE BANCROFTand#39;S COPIES]  [OTIS, JAMES]. Considerations on behalf of the colonists in a letter to a noted lord

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[COLONIAL - GEORGE BANCROFTS COPIES] [OTIS, JAMES]. Considerations on behalf of the colonists in a letter to a noted lord....
. London: J. Almon, 1765. Stated second edition, this the copy of the great Americanist George Bancroft, with his signature in the possessive ("James Bancroft's") on the title. Unbound, stab-stitched with [LIND, JAMES]. An Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress. London: T. Cadell, J. Walter and T. Sewell, 1776. Probable first published edition (five editions were printed this year, and the later editions are stated second-fifth), also the copy of George Bancroft, with his signature on the title. 8 x 5 1/4 inches (20 x 13 cm); the first work [2], 52 pp.; the second 132 pp., including half-title. Residue of pamphlet binding on back, Bar Association stamps, a few minor annotations.
The second work is an important point-by-point rebuttal to the Declaration by Jeremy Bentham's friend James Lind. Howes L349.


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Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $1,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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