London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1802. [Commons Speech] ORIGINAL PAMPHLET. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.22 . Paper cover, priced at 6d, sewn. In an early twentieth-century brown cloth chemise case with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Esher (1852-1930). Gilt titles to spine. Heavy spotting to covers. Edges rough and dog-eared. A rare survival of an ephemeral item. Very good. A parliamentary speech by the prominent Whig politician, poet and playwright, in which he responds to the challenge of recent French violations of the Treaty of Amiens (March 1802 - May 1803). Item #55585
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