Parliamentary logick: to which are subjoined two speeches, delivered in the House of Commons of Ireland, and other pieces … With an appendix, containing considerations on the corn laws, by Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Never before printed.

London: printed by C. & R. Baldwin for Thomas Payne, 1808. First edition, 8vo, pp. xlvi, 253, [1]; engraved frontispiece portrait; contemporary full polished calf, rebacked with old spine laid down, preserving the red morocco label on gilt-decorated spine; extremities rubbed, good and sound, or better. Edited, with a biographical preface, by Edmond Malone from Hamilton's papers. Four odes by the author appear on p. 201-235. The 15-p. appendix consists of the first publication of Johnson's tract on the corn laws, as edited by Edmond Malone. The essay was written by Johnson in November, 1766 (as shown by both Malone and Greene), for his friend William Gerard Hamilton, at a time when corn was very expensive and there had been riots in the Midlands. Kress B.5371; Courtney & Smith, p.111; Fleeman 66.11CC. Item #32747

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