PRICE, Richard (1723-1791)
Licentiousness Unmask'd; or Liberty Explained
London: J. Bew, . 8vo. (7 7/8 x 5 inches). (2), 56 pp.
Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia over 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt fillets and roll tools, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt
Price was a well-known British Presbyterian minister and the author of several notable books about moral philosophy and economics. He was particularly friendly with a number of Americans, and vigorously argued their part in the British debate over colonial taxation and government. Price was later offered honorary American citizenship by the Continental Congress, which he declined.
Howes P586; Adams, American Independence 224w; Adams, American Controversy 76-118;.Evans 15032; Sabin 65452; Revolutionary Hundred 38 (refers); Kress 7243; Goldsmiths 11512.