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POWNALL, THOMAS. The Administration of the Colonies
. London: Walter, 1768. Stated fourth edition. Lacks half-title, xxxi, 318, 73 pp.; The Administration of the Colonies. Part the Second. London: Walter, 1774. half-title, xi, 308 pp. Both in 20th century cloth. Stamps, spotting. Howes P539; Sabin 64817; Together with STOKES, ANTHONY. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the West Indies, at the time The Civil War broke out on the Continent of America. London: White, 1783. First edition. 20th century cloth. Half-title, [4], xvi, 555 pp. Stamps, first leaves detached. Sabin 91994; Howes S1024.
Pownall was a staunch supporter of the colonies and this work ran to six contemporary editions. The fourth edition is important as it immediately followed the repeal of the Stamp Act. The lot three volumes.

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