AMERICAN REVOLUTION - [Gervase BUSHE]
Case of Great-Britain and America, addressed to the King and both Houses of Parliament ... Third Edition
Dublin: James Williams, 1769. 8vo. , 43, pp. Half-title. Uncut.
Original stitched blue paper wrappers (re-used from a remainder parts wrapper to another contemporary work).
A pro-American pamphlet advocating self-government: a lovely uncut example in original wrappers.
This tract attributed to Bushe, an Irish MP, urges that England abandon the idea of colonial taxation and allow America greater self government, arguing that this policy would benefit England more in the end. The work even goes so far as to make the recommendation that Britain "should leave the Americans to tax themselves and that a law should be passed immediately repealing every act that taxes the colonies." This first Dublin edition is preceded by two editions published in London; two American editions would also be published.
Howes B1039; Sabin 9637 (attributed to George Butler); Adams, American Controversy 68-4c.