Limited-Edition Printing of an Important Essay by Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas [1743-1826]. Ford, Paul Leicester [1865-1902], Editor. A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Reprinted from the Original Edition, With Additions and Corrections by the Author. Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1892. 31 pp. One full-page illustration. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stapled pamphlet, light edgewear, moderate toning. A well-preserved copy. $250. * From an edition limited to 100 copies, this number 96. Jefferson's first important piece of political writing, the Summary View was intended for the delegates to the First Continental Congress (1774). It was debated by the First Continental Congress and later printed as a pamphlet by some of Jefferson's friends. Widely circulated, it established Jefferson as an important figure in the struggle againts Great Britain. The full-page illustration in Ford's edition is a reproducton of the title page of the original pamphlet, which was printed by Clementina Rind in Williamsburg in 1774.
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