Philadelphia [London]: For J.Johnson, 1776. First Edition. Handsome copy of this spurious Revolutionary pamphlet. "Of this oration, [never delivered], there was no Philadelphia edition [in spite of its being indicated by title-page]; it was, in fact a London forgery designed to show that the colonies were bent on independence" (Howes A72). Sabin 344. Item #3891
12mo (19.25cm); marbled paper over red calf, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; text edges stained red; [title leaf],42pp. Modest wear to joints and extremities, half-title page lacking, with manuscript note regarding the fabricated address on front endpaper, and two tiny ink letters at upper corners of title page; contents quite fresh; Very Good+.