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[Cobbett, William]:

OBSERVATIONS ON THE EMIGRATION OF DR. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, AND ON THE SEVERAL ADDRESSES DELIVERED TO HIM, ON HIS ARRIVAL AT NEW-YORK.

Bradford, Philadelphia: 1796 64pp, disbound. Scattered foxing. Good+. Cobbett pillories the Francophile Priestley in this piece, first printed in 1794, a "bitter attack on Priestley because he was representing himself as a victim of English persecution. Priestley's home, manuscripts, and apparatus had been burnt by a mob in Birmingham, England. Cobbett felt that Priestley got his just deserts, having attacked hereditary monarchy, praised the French revolutionaries, claimed that trinitarians were idolatrous, and advocated that dissenters should share in tithes. Cobbett asserted that Priestley's scientific reputation was founded on plagiarism and his writings were below mediocrity." Gaines 2a. Gaines [Cobbett] 2j. Gaines [Concealed Authorship] 96-42. Evans 30217. Sabin 13899.


Book Id: 11044

Price: $175.00

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