London: J. Dodsley, 1770.
Second edition, first printing. , 118 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "a volume might be written on this melancholy subject" Disbound Todd 17b; Adams 70-6b, Higgs 5077, Goldsmith 10691; Sabin 9303. Item #217781
Burke analyzes several issues troubling the country, inlcuding the situation in America; he "touches briefly on the effect of the current state of affairs in the colonies and the colonists's growing feeling of independence, but says: 'a volume might be written on this melancholy subject; but it were better to leave it entirely to reflexions of the reader himself than not to treat it in the extent it deserves.'" - Adams.
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