"THE MADNESS OF INDEPENDENCE HAS SPREAD": FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF SAMUEL JOHNSON’S CONTROVERSIAL POLITICAL TRACTS, 1776
JOHNSON, Samuel. Political Tracts. London, 1776.
First edition of Johnson's four anonymously published political tracts, together in one volume for the first time, False Alarm (1770), Falkland's Islands (1771), The Patriot (1774) and Taxation No Tyranny (1775), his provocative attack on American colonists and the First Continental Congress. $2500.