England and France; or, The Contrast. Taken from an American Publication Lately Printed at Philadelphia.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; Printed by J. Dewick , 1810. 14 cm. iv,47,pp. Self wrappers (or lacking wrappers?), resewn using new holes. Wrappers somewhat grubby and stained, with ownership signature interspersed with title; loss to corner of one leaf, not affecting text; occasional pencil lines to margins. Good.
A published extract from Robert Walsh’s A Letter on the Genius and Dispositions of the French Government, which unfavorably compared France’s mode of taxation with Britain’s. Walsh was an ardent Federalist and editor of the American Review of History and Politics; his Letter didn’t go over so well in America, but was (unsurprisingly) quite a hit in England — the editor of The Edinburgh Review reportedly exclaimed after reading it, “We must all learn to love Americans, if they send us many such pamphlets”. SABIN 101165.
OCLC locates 7 holdings of this imprint, although we suspect some additional copies are misclassified as internet holdings.