London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly and T. Cadell in the Strand. 1776. Sixth Edition. Leather_bound. Full calf with five raised bands, red spine label. Front board detached but present. Edges chafed, spine label dulled. Binding tight, text is largely bright and clean, but for stain spot (burn mark?) which runs across the very bottom margin for about 30 pages. FOUR volumes in one: The first book, is the stated Sixth Edition. T48, xvi. 175, xxvii, 36 ,45,.
[Bound Together With] : ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE AND VALUE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, AND THE WAR WITH AMERICA: ALSO OBSERVATIONS ON SCHEMES FOR RAISING MONEY BY PUBLIC LOANS; AN HISTORICAL DEDUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL DEBT; AND A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE DEBTS AND RESOURCES OF FRANCE. Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1777.
[Bound Together With]: THE GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND SUPPLEMENT TO THE TWO TRACTS ON CIVIL LIBERTY, THE WAR WITH AMERICA, AND THE FINANCES OF THE KINGDOM. Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. Stated Second Edition. 1778. [i]-xxxii, 1-36 p. Folding table. 8vo, Adams 78-88c.
[Bound Together With]: A SERMON, DELIVERED TO A CONGREGATION OF PROTESTANT DISSENTERS, AT HACKNEY, on the 10th of February last, Being the Day appointed for a GENERAL FAST. The Second Edition. To which are added, REMARKS on a Passage in the Bishop of London's Sermon on Ash-Wednesday, 1779. Printed in London for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1779
Sample chapter topics from Price's FIRST BOOK ("Observations, etc. ...") include:
PART I: SECT. I: Of the Nature of Liberty in general; SECT. II: Of Civil Liberty and the Principles of Government; SECT. III: Of the Authority of One Country over Another.
PART II: SECT. I: Of the Justice of the War with America; SEC. II: Whether the War with America is Justified by the Principles of the Constitution; SECT. III: Of the Policy of the War with America; SEC. IV: Of the Honour of the Nation as Affected by the War with America;
SECT. V: Of the Probability of Succeeding in the War with America.
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Book (front pastedown) bears the bookplate "Calgarth Park", most likely the "signature" mark of Richard Watson (1737–1816) an Anglican bishop and academic, who sometimes taught at Cambridge University in Chemistry, and who served as the Bishop of Llandaff from 1782 to 1816.