“WITHOUT THE MODEL OF JUNIUS… IT IS QUESTIONABLE WHETHER THOMAS PAINE AND THE AMERICAN GENIUS WHICH SUPERINTENDED REVOLT WOULD HAVE DEVELOPED”
[FRANCIS, Sir Philip]. Junius, Stat Nominis Umbra [The Letters of Junius]. London, . Two volumes.
Early authorized edition—"probably the earliest"—of this controversial series of letters, a landmark assault on corruption and the abuse of power by George III and the high-ranking ministers of his government. "Junius' courage in opposing the tyranny of George prepared the way for the American action of 1776" (Cordasco). $600.