EXTREMELY RARE PRINTING OF THE RESTRAINING ACT OF 1767, THE FIRST TOWNSHEND ACT
PARLIAMENT. Anno Regni Georgii III. London, 1769.
Very rare first printing of the Restraining Act of 1767, prohibiting New York from legislative action until it allowed the quartering of British troops, the first of the Townshend Acts, a series of punishing authoritarian measures that set the American colonies on the path to revolution. One of only 1100 copies printed. From the library of Malcolm Forbes, the owner-publisher of Forbes magazine and accomplished collector. $5200.