"The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for Good Men to do Nothing"BURKE, Edmund. The Writings & Speeches of. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1901. The Beaconsfield Edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets. Twelve octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 220 x 141 mm.). Engraved title-pages and gravure frontispieces and portraits. Contemporary three quarter green crushed levant morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines with two raised bands, decorated in black and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled end-papers. Spines uniformly faded to olive green, otherwise a near fine and very attractive set.Edmund Burke (1729-1797), "Irish-born English statesman and author, known for his orations in the House of Commons. Burke was sympathetic toward the American colonies and the Irish Catholics and was a strong enemy of the French Revolution. Among his most famous speeches are On American Taxation [and] On Conciliation with the Colonies" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Writings & Speeches of, The. [Beaconsfield ...
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1901
Book Description Boston. Little, Brown and Company. ., 1901. Frontispiece engraving of Trinity College, Dublin. Engraved title page with vignette illustration of Bristol in 1774. Printed title page in red and black. Illustrated. (illustrator). 576 pp. 8vo. Edmund Burke s speeches and essays. Single volume of a de luxe set, containing his most famous essay in support of America, seeking conciliation at the time of the Revolution (March 22, 1775) as well as his prior (April 19, 1774) important speech on American Taxation. In this latter, he shows the hypocrisy of British taxation of the American colonies, especially the tax on tea, and the course adopted by Britain, which was leading to "loss of peace, of union and of commerce, but even of revenue." Moderate wear at head, tail and edges of spine and at corners. Modest owner s stamp on half-title and on title. Else Very Good +. Three Quarters brown morocco on blue marbled boards and end papers. T.e.g. Page ends at foot and at fore untrimmed and uncut. Green ribbon page marker. Beaconsfield Edition, Limited to 1000 sets. Copt No. 20. Seller Inventory # 10554
Book Description 0. BURKE, Edmund. The Writings & Speeches of Edmund Burke. Beaconsfield Edition. New York: J.F. Taylor and Company, 1901. 12 Vols. Frontises. Orig. cloth, T.e.gs. Spines lightly sunned, cloth to some vols. lightly rubbed, else a very good set. One of 1000 numbered sets. The works of the British orator, author, political theorist, and philosopher best remembered for his support of the American Revolution. Seller Inventory # 61903