New York: Hugh Gaine, 1771. vi, [1 errata], [1 blank], 240 pp. Stitched and untrimmed, as issued. Occasional light dusting, Very Good plus. Housed in a custom box, with gilt-lettered spine title.
Chandler was a Connecticut-born Episcopal priest and Yale graduate. His pamphlets were an important addition to the Church of England's arsenal in its dispute with Chauncy and others who resisted the Church's influence in America. Proof that politics follows religion, Chandler bitterly attacked the Continental Congress, cast his loyalties with England, and emigrated there in May 1775.
What Chandler "and other articulate defenders of the status quo saw as the final threat was not so much the replacement of one set of rulers by another as the triumph of ideas and attitudes incompatible with the stability of any standing order, any establishment" [Bailyn Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 318].
FIRST EDITION. Evans 12007. Sabin 11875. ESTC W13161. Item #39113