Five Speeches and Letters by Edmund Burke. Published separately.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1776-1781.
Wraps. 5 separate disbound wraps. Good to very good condition with light toning to pages. Speech #1. "Mr. Edmund Burke's Speeches at His Arrival at Bristol, and at the Conclusion of the Poll. Second Edition, London 1775". 31 pages plus the half title page; 2. "A Letter form Edmund Burke, Esq; One of the Representatives in Parliament for the City of Bristol, To John Farr and John Harris, Esqrs. Sheriffs of that City, On the Affairs in America". Fourth Edition. London, 1777. 79 pages. Page 79 and the blank verso of page 79 is detached. 3. "Two Letters From Mr. Burke to Gentleman in the City of Bristol, On the Bills Depending in Parliament Relative to the Trade of Ireland". Second edition. London, 1778. 32 pages. 4. "Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol, On Presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) A Plan for Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments". Fourth edition. London, 1780. 95 pages. Half title page and title page are loose. Light pencil marginalia. 5. "A Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. At the Guildhall, In Bristol, Previous to the Late Election in that City, Upon Certain Points Relative to his Parliamentary Conduct". Fourth edition. London, 1781. 68 pages. Light pencil marginalia. Good +. Item #11638
Edmund Burke, 1729-1796, was born in Dublin, Ireland. Burke served in the British Parliament and was critical of Britain's treatment of the American Colonies. Burke supported the American Revolution. He is often considered the father of British Conservatism.