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Sale 2517 Lot 22
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1783.) [Burke, Aedanus.] Considerations on the Society or Order of Cincinnati. 16 pages. 8vo, disbound; minor wear and foxing; early owner's signature on title page. Philadelphia, 1783
Estimate $500 - 750
Second edition. In this anonymous work signed "Cassius," Burke condemns the new Society of the Cincinnati, arguing that it would create an American ruling class composed of veterans of the Revolution. Howes B973; Sabin 9279. Provenance: from the stock of Ernest Wessen's Midland Books; see his 1954 catalogue #57, item 111.