THE IMPORTANCE OF MODERATION IN CIVIL RULERS. A SERMON DELIVERED...AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION, JANUARY 1, 1840.

Boston: 1840. Original printed wrappers [light chipping], stitched, 32pp. Presentation signature of author and early ownership signature on front wrap. Very Good.

An interesting anti-Jacksonian view of American society. Codman fears America's tendencies toward mobocracy and frenzied political agitation, perhaps with a cautious eye as well on the new Liberty Party, the first political party formed with the express purpose of abolishing slavery. He warns against "political, as well as religious, fanaticism, which consists in a zeal, that is not tempered with knowledge- in a reckless pursuit of an object, without regard to consequences."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 14130. Not in AI. Item #6078

Price: $50.00

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