A Letter from the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, M.P. in the Kingdom of Great Britain, to Sir Hercules Langrishe, Bart. M.P. on the Subject of Roman Catholics of Ireland, and the Propriety of Admitting them to the Elective Franchise consistently with the Principles of the Constitution as established at the Revolution.
Dublin. P. Byrne. 1792. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo. 21 cm, first edition, second state of 2 (with capital BYRNE), iv,27p., laid paper, advertisement (lower line lost, trimmed), leaves toned, rebound in modern marbled stiff wraps with new printed label on the upper cover, very good Todd. Bibliography of Burke. #59. A pamphlet, first published in Ireland in February 1792 and later by Debrett in London. Prominent Irish member of the Irish House of Commons, Sir Hercules Langrische (1729-1811) was a contemporary and friend of Edmund Burke. This pamphlet is a result of a petition by the Irish Catholic Committee seeking relaxation of the Penal Laws against Catholics. Langrische sought Burke' s opinion on the petition, resulting in the published reply. Born in Ireland of a Catholic mother and Protestant father, Edmund Burke was a devoted Anglican but was sympathetic to Roman Catholic issues. Item #40215