Philadelphia Printed; London, Re-printed: for E. Johnson, 1776. ,42pp. Modern paper boards, printed paper label. A few light fox marks; faint stain in gutter of first text page. Closed tear in one leaf, not affecting text. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. Item #WRCAM44837
A curious, and spurious, Revolutionary pamphlet, allegedly printing an oration by Samuel Adams, which was not written by him and which was never published in Philadelphia. This text was issued in the wake of the American Declaration of Independence, and whoever the author was, he was well versed in revolutionary rhetoric. Howes calls it "a London forgery designed to show that the colonies were bent on independence." "It extols the merits of the newly independent colonies, but overtones suggest that it was actually written in England" - Adams. A Dublin edition followed the same year. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-106a. HOWES A72. SABIN 344.