A Summary View of the Rights of British America: A Fascimile of the First Edition as Emended by the Author in his Own Hand

By: Jefferson, Thomas

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Publisher's stiff printed paper wraps. Limited to 1000 copies. Introduction by Lawrence W. Towner. Reproduced from the original which is now in the Library Company of Philadelphia. Designed by John B. Goetz. Composed by North Central Publishing Company, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and printed by offset lithography by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut. Bound by Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont, in a paper-stock reproduction of a Cockerell paper with a printed paper label on the front cover. The edition consisted of 1,000 copies in Caslon Old Face type, the type used for the original pamphlet, on S-N text stock. A Summary View of the Rights of British America was a tract written by Thomas Jefferson in 1774, before the U.S. Declaration of Independence, in which he laid out for delegates to the First Continental Congress a set of grievances against King George III, especially against the King's and Parliament's response to the Boston Tea Party. The work was presented to, and debated by, the First Continental Congress. Jefferson's friends printed the "Summary" in a pamphlet form. It was distributed throughout London, New York and Philadelphia. Research states that the document "helped establish Jefferson's reputation as a skillful, if radical, political writer." Quite a beautiful production. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxii, 23 pp

Title: A Summary View of the Rights of British America: A Fascimile of the First Edition as Emended by the Author in his Own Hand

Author Name: Jefferson, Thomas

Categories: Business, Law & Government, History,

Edition: Limited Edition. First Printing

Publisher: Chicago, The Caxton Club: 1976

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 10954

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson; American Revolution; Law; Founding Fathers; King George III; Political Writing;