8vo, pp. iv, 35, ; a few spots and stains, but s good copy, partly untrimmed, in modern cloth; ownership inscription of William Dow, 1794, to title-page.
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The Declaration and confession of Robert Watt, written, subscribed, & delivered by himself, the evening before his execution for high treason, at Edinburgh, October 15. 1794 …
First edition. Robert Watt was an Edinburgh wine-merchant and radical, executed for his part in the ‘Pike Plot’, a plan to seize the city in a coup.
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Votez toujours. Je ferai le reste [Always vote. I’ll do the rest].
First edition. A striking image of General De Gaulle patting France on the head for obediently voting, a baton cunningly concealed behind him. 1968 was a year when passions were flying high in France. The communist and socialist parties had formed an alliance in February with a view to replacing the De Gaulle administration. The ensuing student occupation protests coupled with wildcat general strikes of over 20% of the French population seriously destablized De Gaulle’s government, and for some time it seemed likely that it would fall. Having fled briefly to Germany, however, De Gaulle called elections for June 1968, and emerged with an increased majority.
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A Postscript to the letter, on libels, warrants, &c. In answer to a postcript [sic] in the defence of the majority, and another pamphlet, entitled, considerations on the legality of general warrants.
First edition, likely the first of four issues in 1765, this with the error in both pagination and the title. This Postscript to John Wilkes’s Letter concerning libels of the same year and Charles Lloyd’s Defence of the majority (1764) is often attributed to Almon, who published Wilkes’s work. It rebuts criticism of the Letter and makes additions to the second and third editions.