720 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 | illus.
Cloth 1981 | ISBN 9780812278002 | $89.95s | Outside the Americas £69.00
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A volume in the series Papers of William Penn
"Superb is the only term of description for this first (of a projected set of five) volumes containing all the surviving manuscripts originating with William Penn. . . . One can now more fully understand this extraordinary man's character—impetuous, careless, and disorganized in personal and business affiars, tactless yet burningly sincere and indefatigable."—Journal of American StudiesThis first volume, spanning the first thirty-five years of William Penn's life, from 1644 to 1679, documents his activities as a young Quaker activist.
"A monumental volume. . . . [The editors] have produced a kind of encyclopedia, not merely of Penn's life but of the age itself."—The Eighteenth Century