A Speech … at the Guildhall in Bristol

A Speech … at the Guildhall in Bristol


A Speech … at the Guildhall in Bristol 1781 4th Edition

By Edmund Burke

Printed In London For J. Dodsley

The Volume is in Very Good Condition disbound, with clean, amply margined leaves, with fore-edges uncut, some mild toning, and little else in the way of stains or tears.
The Volume is Complete in all respects See below for pagination & dimensions.

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Of Burke’s Appeal to his Constituents

Edmund Burke’s decisions and choices as M.P. sometimes put him at odds with his own constituents. His assertion that the English colonies in America should be treated more fairly had been met with agreement from the people from bristol, given the high number of Quakers and Non-conformists with family and trading partners overseas. His call for free trade with Ireland and emancipation of Catholics, was conversely controversial. The people of Bristol saw the Catholic irish as competition for trade, and still held prejudices against popery. The result was Burke losing the seat in 1780, being brought to a pocket borough under Marquess of Rockingham’s patronage.

Pagination & Dimensions

The volume is paginated as follows: [iv], [1]-68. The volume collates as follows: [A]2, B-E8, F2. Each leaf measures about 215 mm. By 140 mm.

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