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The first book of the American chronicles of the times. Chap. II [microform].

Author/Creator:
Leacock, John, 1729-1802.
Publication:
Philadelphia: : Printed and sold by B. Towne., [1774]
Format/Description:
Microformat
p. [1], 14-22 ; (8vo)
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 13109.
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Subjects:
Bible. Old Testament -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Anecdotes.
Form/Genre:
Satires.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
The events preceding the American Revolution, related in mock-Biblical style.
Caption title.
By John Leacock. Leacock's play, "The fall of British tyranny," was advertised in the Constitutional gazette, July 3, 1776, as "by the author of the American chronicles of the times." Cf. Carla Mulford's Introduction to "John Leacock's The first book of the American chronicles of the times, 1774-1775" (Newark : University of Delaware Press, 1987).
"... said to be wrote by that great patriot ... S----l A---s [i.e., Samuel Adams], Esquire, a member for this province in the Grand American Continental Congress."--from an advertisement for the work in: The Wonder of wonders ... 2nd ed., Salem, Mass. : E. Russell, 1775. A portrait of Adams appears on the title page of Russell's edition of the work (Salem, 1774).
Imprint from colophon. Published Nov. 1774; cf. Evans.
"The third edition of the first chapter is in the press, and will shortly be published. The third chapter will be published in eight or ten days."--p. 22.
Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 13109).
Cited in:
Evans 13109
Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 2970
Contributor:
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803.
OCLC:
152428545