A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, DATED THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1778. John ADAMS.

A DEFENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST THE ATTACK OF M. TURGOT IN HIS LETTER TO DR. PRICE, DATED THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1778

Philadelphia: Budd and Bartram, For William Cobbett [volume 1]; H. Sweitzer for William Cobbett [volume 2]; William Young for William Cobbett [volume 3], 1797. Third Edition. Hardcover. Three volumes in early 19th Century half polished black calf with marbled boards and calf corners; 6, xxxiii, [1], [3]-392; [vi], 451; [ii] 528, [36] pages. With the six-page subscriber list in the first volume and the half-title page in the second volume. The portrait frontispiece, found in some copies, is not present here. The Third and final edition, a reprint of the 1794 London edition, which is itself a reprint of the first edition, and the first complete three-volume text published in the United States of this important work in which the second president states the principles on which his new country was founded. Pencil signature on front pastedown of each volume, ink signature "Blair" dated 1798 on the title page of the first volume, the title page of the third volume browned but in general the text is clean and free from foxing. Very Good. Item #018975

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