A BRIEF ILLUSTRATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR AND PEACE,; showing the ruinious policy of the former, and the superior efficacy of the later, for national protection and defence; clearly manifested by their practical operations and opposit effects upon nations, kingdoms, and people. By Philamthropos.
Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1831. First Edition. 12mo, pp. 112. Bound in original boards, cloth back (spine frayed and torn), some moderate wear, foxing and soiling, a very good copy. Also sometimes ascribed to William Ladd. (See the long note in Richmond) which indicates that was actually written by Wells. Imprints 7882; Richmond 1413; MacLean 78; Sabin 38522. Item #28380
William Ladd (1778-1841) founded the American Peace Society, and "not only contributed to the technique of pacifist propaganda, but was the first to try to bring the peace question into the sphere of politics" (DAB). The author writes in the preface that war is unchristian.
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