18 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. LEO S. BING
[STAMP ACT]. Considerations on the American Stamp Act, and on the Conduct of the Minister Who Planned it. London: W. Nicoll, 1766.
8o in fours (199 x 120 mm). 38pp. Modern brown half morocco, top edge gilt. Provenance: Oliver Henry Perkins (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "The American Stamp Act is surely an object worthy of publick attention; its consequences must necessarily extend to us, and greatly affect the commerce, wealth, and prosperity of these kingdoms" (p. ). The Strahan account book records an order from Nicoll for 750 copies entered in January 1766. Adams, The American Controversy, 66-17.
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