Boston: Edes and Gill, 1767. 107, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, uniformly tanned, short closed tear [no loss] to title leaf. Good+.
This is the first American edition, printed in the same year as the London first.
Authorship is generally attributed to Charles Lloyd, George Grenville's Secretary. "Famous defense of the Stamp Act" [Howes]. "It is a strong defence of the principles of the Stamp Act which had been repealed by the Ministry which came into Office in July 1765. A Second Edition was issued in the same year" [Stevens 55]. Lloyd insists that the Administration acted with exquisite regard for colonial sensibilities: it chose local persons and local courts to execute the Act. Political and other acts of resistance and riot in the colonies are described, as well as actions of parliament and the British government.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Howes L405. Evans 10663. Adams Controversy 66-36b. Adams Independence 52c. Stevens Rare Americana 56. Item #24743