Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Prichard & Hall, 1791.
First American edition. , 283, pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco gilt label, minor scuffing and wear. Repair to contents leaf. Provenance: Goodrich Crump (signature dated 1792); Jonathan Quarles (inscription and signature dated 1801) Evans 23477; Rothschild 1282 (for the first Authorized edition); ESTC W13561. Item #366704
Appearing in Woodfall's "Public Advertiser" from January 1769 to January 1772, the "Junius Letters" were very outspoken against the government, especially against the actions and decisions of the Duke of Grafton and Lord North, and they expressed very pro-Grenville and Whig attitudes. Sir Philip Francis is most frequently put forth as the author of these letters.
Shipton and Mooney describe an edition to be published by Carey the same year but it is known only from an advertisement. The first authorized edition appeared in London in 1772 although some twenty-eight unauthorized editions had been published before 1771.
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