1777. Item #75252
[BARRON, William]. HISTORY OF THE COLONIZATION OF THE FREE STATES OF ANTIQUITY, APPLIED TO THE PRESENT CONTEST BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER AMERICAN COLONIES. WITH REFLECTIONS CONCERNING THE SETTLEMENT OF THESE COLONIES. London: Printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. i-[viii],151 pp. Quarto, side-sewn in (contemporary?) plain paper wrappers, with title supplied by hand on top wrapper. Half-title leaf is detached and edge-chipped. Top-edge of one leaf is cut away, but without loss of text, and the final leaf has a pinky-shaped peninsula of loss affecting just one word. A few text pages are browned but most are clean, though several have dog-eared corners. Wrappers, plus intital and closing leaves are soiled. The text justifies colonial taxation as an ancient practice. Offered as is. (Howes B179, Kress B.9, Sabin 3644a).