Emancipate your Colonies!
Addressed to the National Convention of France, A[nno] 1793, shewing the Uselessness and Mischievousness of Distant Dependencies to an European State. Now first published for sale.London: Printed by C. and W. Reynell for Robert Heward, 1830 Stock Code: 101357
First edition of what Bentham described afterwards as "one of his Jacobinisms" (cited by Atkinson, p. 108). In 1793, Bentham, availing himself of his privileges as a French citizen, a title conferred upon him the previous year by the National Assembly, privately printed a pamphlet entitled Jeremy Bentham to the National Convention of France. It concerned the colonial question, with reference in particular to America and the French West Indies, expressing Bentham's deep conviction that colonies are of little or no utility to their mother country. This, the first published edition, was made up from the sheets printed in 1793 and issued here with a title-page and a postscript dated 1829.
Octavo (212 x 130 mm). Recent marbled boards.
In very good condition.
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