"WHERE MEN… PERVERT THEIR POWER TO TYRANNICAL PURPOSES; SUBMISSION… IS A CRIME": RARE FIRST EDITION OF LEADING BOSTON PASTOR ANDREW ELIOT'S 1765 SERMON DELIVERED BARELY TWO MONTHS AFTER PASSAGE OF THE STAMP ACT
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (STAMP ACT) ELIOT, Andrew. Sermon Preached before… Francis Bernard. Boston, 1765.
First edition of the influential Boston pastor's most famous and most controversial work, his May 29, 1765 Election Day Sermon delivered two months after passage of the incendiary Stamp Act—boldly proclaiming "when tyranny is abroad 'submission… is a crime'"—one of only 700 copies published. $3800.