A collection of books and ephemera printed before and during the American Revolution, including first and early editions. Notable titles include a first edition of A Reply to a Piece Called the Speech of Joseph Galloway by John Dickinson, an early reprint of The Americans Roused, in a Cure for the Spleen by Jonathan Sewall, and a first edition of An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain by Arthur Lee.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.