BURKE, Edmund. The Political Tracts and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Esq. Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol.
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Dublin: Printed for W. Whitestone … Wm. Wilson … and M. Mills, 1777. Large post octavo. pp. [viii], 440. Titlepage vignette, with half-title. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. Bookplate of George Alexander and label of Wm. Kelly, Bookseller, Dublin on front pastedown. Upper board detached, some rubbing. A very good copy. Rare.
Todd 27. ESTC T43972.
An uncommon compilation of six works and speeches by Edmund Burke, including much on the American colonies around the outbreak of the American Revolution. This compilation includes early reprints of some of Burke’s best writings, originally published separately. Contents: Observations on a late State of the Nation; Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents; Speech on American Taxation; Speech at his arrival at Bristol and at the Conclusion of the Poll; Speech to the Electors of Bristol, and Speech on moving his Resolutions for a Conciliation with the Colonies.
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