Philadelphia printed; London: Reprinted for J. Almon, 1774. 8vo. (4), 59, (1) pp. Half-title. Later patterned wrappers; a little interior staining, but very good. Item #46419
Second British edition (following another Almon printing of 82 pages); first published in Philadelphia the same year. Clipped signature of John Jay affixed to the half-title; Jay (1745-1829), co-author, with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, of The Federalist and first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, began his Revolutionary activities as a member of the New York committee of correspondence and then as a delegate to the first Continental Congress. Howes E-247: "The forerunner of the Declaration of Independence." Sabin 15528.