"AN IMPLACABLE ARCH-ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT"
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (STAMP ACT) BERNARD, Francis; GAGE, Thomas; HOOD, Samuel. Letters to the Ministry. Boston, 1769.
First edition of momentous letters from Bernard that triggered colonial revolt, published without his authority, charging Boston patriots with sedition, issued the same year he was called back to Britain but not before "he firmly established in American minds what Benjamin Franklin later called 'the Grenvillian Notion of a necessary Connexion between Subjection and Taxation.'" $12,500.