Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war. The Third Edition.

Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war. The Third Edition.
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London: T. Cadell. 1776. 8vo, (6) + 128pp., wanting the half-title. Disbound, inserted into marbled wrappers, bookplate “Knoll Ex Libris”. Third edition printed in the same year as the first (and first American) edition. A pamphlet of considerable interest and importance: Reese notes “Price was a well-known British Presbyterian minister and the author of several notable books about moral philosophy and economics. He was particularly friendly with a number of Americans, and vigorously argued their part in the British debate over colonial taxation and government. This is one of the most influential political pamphlets written by an Englishman who sympathized with the American colonies. "It is said that the encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the Americans to declare their independence" - DNB. Price was later offered honorary American citizenship by the Continental Congress, which he declined. This work first appeared in February 1776 in London and went through numerous editions.” Goldsmiths 11512. Kress 7243. Stammhammer II, p.258. Sabin 65452. (Item Id: 110813)

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