A brief illustration of the principles of war and peace, showing the ruinous policy of the former, and the superior efficacy of the latter; for national protection and defence ... by Philanthropos. William Ladd.
A brief illustration of the principles of war and peace, showing the ruinous policy of the former, and the superior efficacy of the latter; for national protection and defence ... by Philanthropos

A brief illustration of the principles of war and peace, showing the ruinous policy of the former, and the superior efficacy of the latter; for national protection and defence ... by Philanthropos

Albany: printed by Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1831. First edition, 12mo, pp. 112; original cloth-backed printed boards; light wear, small crack in the front hinge, but still a very good copy. On the authority of A.G. Hollister the authorship is attributed to Seth Youngs Wells by J.P. McLean in his Bibliography of Shaker Literature, 1905, no. 78; Sabin 38522 (attributing it to Ladd); American Imprints 7882 (also Ladd). DAB notes that Ladd "was a pioneer in the theory of international organization" and that he "devoted a forceful pen and a winning voice to peace propaganda, to which he gave, by witty anecdotes and illustrations, a practical turn (A Brief Illustration of the Principles of War and Peace..., passim)." Item #53826

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