[John Somers]. The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations Concerning the Rights, Power and Prerogative of Kings, and the Rights, Privileges and Properties of the People...". Boston: Printed by I. Thomas, for J. Langdon, [1773].

    Twelfth edition, corrected (second American printing). Octavo. 144 pages.

    Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked with five raised bands and titles stamped in gilt on a red leather label. Wear to the boards along the edges. Contents toned, as usual. Old catalog citation pasted to front pastedown. Very good.

    One of four American editions published on the eve of the American Revolution, these being the first American appearances of this classic Whig manifesto originally published in 1710. Its authorship is attributed to Lord Somers, the architect of the English Bill of Rights during the Glorious Revolution. These editions are among the earliest appearance in America of the English Bill of Rights. This edition is also among the earliest works issued by Isaiah Thomas from his first independently owned shop established in 1770.

    Evans 13632.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    3rd-4th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 609

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 7 days left to consign to the 2018 April 18 Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,414