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    Sale 2519 | Lot 1
    Price Realized: $563With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2519 Lot 1

      BRITISH THEORIST WHO OBSERVED INJUSTICE OF COLONIAL TAXATION BURKE, EDMUND. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "EdmBurke," to bookseller James Dodsley: "Be so good as to send by the bearer my Observations on Mr. Grenville's State of the Nation & the [Thoughts on the] Causes of the Discontents." 1/2 page, small 4to; minor smudging to few words of text, faint marginal discoloration from prior matting, faint scattered staining, horizontal fold, remnants of prior mounting at corners verso. "B[roa]d Sanct[uar]y [London], Friday morn[ing]"

      Estimate $400 - 600

      In 1769, Burke's pamphlet, Observations on a Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation, was published; in it, he criticized George Grenville's defense of the fiscal policies of King George III as they concerned the American colonies. Burke argued that the plan to tax the colonies and the homeland equally would result in a dangerous sentiment of alienation, which proved to be the case, as this sentiment played a significant part in bringing about the American Revolution.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $563