Josiah Tucker. An Humble Address And Earnest Appeal To Those Respectable Personages In Great-Britain And Ireland, Who, By Their Great And Permanent Interest In Landed Property, Their Liberal Education, Elevated Rank. And Enlarged Views, Are Ablest To Judge, And The Fittest To Decide, Whether A Connection With, Or A Separation From The Continental Colonies Of America Be Most For The National Advantage, And The Lasting Benefit Of These Kingdoms. Glocester: R. Rakes, 1775. Krown & Spellman retail: $200. First Edition. 8vo. [in 4s] A-M4. 93,[2 ads],[1]p. 19th c. 1/2 calf over marbled boards, covers detached, spine defective. Head- and tail-pieces. Lacks folding table. Offsetting from covers to endpapers. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: "Tucker, Josiah, English clergyman, born in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, in 1711; died in Gloucester, England, 4 November, 1799. He was graduated at Oxford and ordained a priest of the English church, he was appointed curate of St. Stephen's church, Bristol, in 1737, soon afterward promoted to be to minor canon of the cathedral, and was made rector of St. Stephen's in 1749. In 1756 he was nominated prebendary of Bristol, and he became dean of Gloucester in 1758. Dr. Tucker was famous for his pamphlets on politics and political economy in the latter half of the 18th century, but especially for his views on the relations of the American colonies to the mother country. He held that a separation would be no loss to the latter, and that the English parliament should by solemn act separate the colonies from the parent government and disregard any application for restoration to the rights and privileges of British subjects until by humble petition they should ask for pardon and re-instatement. During the war he was frequently in conflict with Edmund Burke, who treated his views on the causes of the troubles between Great Britain and her colonies with little ceremony. In his pamphlets on political economy he anticipated some of the views of Adam Smith." [Appleton's Cyclopedia]          ESTC t36738. Sabin 97350. Howes T 385. Adams 75-144a.

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