Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny. Samuel JOHNSON.

Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm…
Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny.

London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776.

Octavo; early repair to front hinge and spine, in contemporary sheep.

First collected edition of these political pamphlets, published anonymously.

First collected edition of these political pamphlets, published anonymously.

Probably the most famous of the four is the last, 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress', a scathing attack on those 'zealots of anarchy' who have 'denied to the Parliament of Britain the right of taxing the American Colonies'. Bitterly opposed to the War of Independence, Johnson inveighs with a sustained denunciation which includes his famous quip 'If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?'.

Lowndes, p. 1218.

Condition Report: Very good.

Price (AUD): $1,550.00

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Ref: #2408240

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