London: printed for J. Almon, 1780. Full Leather. Good binding. Item #2853
Octavo. , viii, 127,  pp. First edition. Bound in contemporary calf with red morocco title label on the spine; spine desiccated and darkened; weak at the center; front board has been tastefully reattached; rear board weak; lacking initial advertisement leaf; toning to some signatures, but largely a clean copy;. Anonymous tract penned by Pownall, a British official sympathetic to the American colonists and Governor of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. In it Pownall argues that European leaders would do well to recognize the economic trade opportunities of the newly formed United States. ESTC N4078, Sabin 64826, Howes P-542 "aa". Bound with "Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty..." by Richard Price. London: printed for T. Cadell, 1776. Third edition. , 128p. Half title is present; contents are clean and bright. This is a very early edition of Price's essay in support of American independence. The essay caused quite a stir in England and was reprinted several times in 1776. ESTC T41825.