Item #40396 Taxation no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress. Samuel JOHNSON.
Taxation no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress.

Taxation no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress.

London. Printed for T. Cadell. MDCCLXXV (1775). 8vo, 20cm, Second Edition, [1]-91p., modern paper over boards, printed paper spine label, wanting half title, occasional light foxing but mainly on the first 3 leaves. The pressmarks in this copy are identical to those cited in Adams 75-69b (i.e. the second edition). (cgc). Item #40396

Adams 75-69b. Sabin 35303. This is the second of four editions published in 1775, all with a number of textual differences. Johnson penned this rather cynical pamphlet in response to the murmurings and rumblings of the American Revolution. It was published at the height of his popularity and subsequently became extremely popular, with four editions issued in short order in 1775. It was a defence of the Coercive Acts (or Intolerable Acts, as they were known in America) of 1774, and a response to the Declaration of Rights issued by the First Continental Congress, which had pretested against taxation without representation.

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