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Edmund Burke ALS: "the publick I think may profit by

Lot 0034 Details

Description
Burke Edmund



Edmund Burke ALS:
"the publick I think may profit by the discussion of them", Handsomely Displayed



1p ALS inscribed overall by Irish-born statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797), and signed by him at lower right as "Edm Burke." The letter is displayed below an early stipple engraving of Burke by John Henry Robinson after the original portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Matted and framed behind glass in a simple ebonized frame. Not examined out of frame. The letter shows light expected paper folds and isolated discoloration, else near fine. Some uneven toning and mat burn to the upper left mat and top half of the print. Sight size of letter measures 7" x 7.5". Frame overall measures 10.25" x 17.75".


The letter is undated, marked simply "Monday morn" at lower left, but an unknown hand has added "April 1779" at lower right. Burke's recipient appears to be a learned man named either Charles Stuart or Charles Stout.


In full, with unchanged spelling. Please note that the pamphlet mentioned by Blake in the letter is not included within this lot.


"Sir,

 



The gentleman who delivers this to you is a friend to the authour of the Pamphlet which accompanies it. As far as I am capable of judging, the Subject is handled with a very considerable degree of ability - & though the opinions toward the latter end differ a good deal from mine, the publick I think may profit by the discussion of them. How far it may suit you in the way of (?) you can best judge; or how far the publick is or is not satiated with this sort of speculation. On these matters I ought rather to take your opinion than to attempt to lead you by any of mine, as the Authour is wholly unknown to me. I am with great regard

 



Sr.

 



Your most obdt.

& humble Servt.

Edm Burke

 



Monday morn

Charles St-- (?)."


Edmund Burke was a lawmaker, philosopher, author, and intellectual closely associated with two significant political and cultural movements: modern conservatism, and the literary and artistic Sublime. He served as a member of the British Parliament between 1766-1794. Around the time that he wrote this letter, Burke represented constituents of the southwestern metropolis of Bristol (1774-1780).


The exact subject of the pamphlet mentioned in the letter is unknown. Burke's interests were diverse and far-reaching. Throughout the 1770s, for instance, Burke published treatises or gave orations regarding: limits to royal authority; free grain market; free trade with Ireland; penal laws against British Catholics; and the partition of Poland.


Whatever the subject of the pamphlet, Burke's intrinsic egalitarianism is aptly conveyed in the letter. Burke was truly a product of the Enlightenment, in that he celebrated the unadulterated diffusion of knowledge, and respected everyone's opinions, whether they differed from his or not. Burke stood by his beliefs even if they were unpopular; note his defense of the rights of American colonists to object to taxation without representation.


A superb letter with 100+ words in Burke's hand, handsomely displayed and ready to hang!


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Burke Edmund



Edmund Burke ALS:
"the publick I think may profit by the discussion of them", Handsomely Displayed



1p ALS inscribed overall by Irish-born statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797), and signed by him at lower right as "Edm Burke." The letter is displayed below an early stipple engraving of Burke by John Henry Robinson after the original portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Matted and framed behind glass in a simple ebonized frame. Not examined out of frame. The letter shows light expected paper folds and isolated discoloration, else near fine. Some uneven toning and mat burn to the upper left mat and top half of the print. Sight size of letter measures 7" x 7.5". Frame overall measures 10.25" x 17.75".


The letter is undated, marked simply "Monday morn" at lower left, but an unknown hand has added "April 1779" at lower right. Burke's recipient appears to be a learned man named either Charles Stuart or Charles Stout.


In full, with unchanged spelling. Please note that the pamphlet mentioned by Blake in the letter is not included within this lot.


"Sir,

 



The gentleman who delivers this to you is a friend to the authour of the Pamphlet which accompanies it. As far as I am capable of judging, the Subject is handled with a very considerable degree of ability - & though the opinions toward the latter end differ a good deal from mine, the publick I think may profit by the discussion of them. How far it may suit you in the way of (?) you can best judge; or how far the publick is or is not satiated with this sort of speculation. On these matters I ought rather to take your opinion than to attempt to lead you by any of mine, as the Authour is wholly unknown to me. I am with great regard

 



Sr.

 



Your most obdt.

& humble Servt.

Edm Burke

 



Monday morn

Charles St-- (?)."


Edmund Burke was a lawmaker, philosopher, author, and intellectual closely associated with two significant political and cultural movements: modern conservatism, and the literary and artistic Sublime. He served as a member of the British Parliament between 1766-1794. Around the time that he wrote this letter, Burke represented constituents of the southwestern metropolis of Bristol (1774-1780).


The exact subject of the pamphlet mentioned in the letter is unknown. Burke's interests were diverse and far-reaching. Throughout the 1770s, for instance, Burke published treatises or gave orations regarding: limits to royal authority; free grain market; free trade with Ireland; penal laws against British Catholics; and the partition of Poland.


Whatever the subject of the pamphlet, Burke's intrinsic egalitarianism is aptly conveyed in the letter. Burke was truly a product of the Enlightenment, in that he celebrated the unadulterated diffusion of knowledge, and respected everyone's opinions, whether they differed from his or not. Burke stood by his beliefs even if they were unpopular; note his defense of the rights of American colonists to object to taxation without representation.


A superb letter with 100+ words in Burke's hand, handsomely displayed and ready to hang!


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