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Lot 11


Anonymous (Cerisier, Antoine-Marie). Suite des observations impartiales d'un vrai Hollandais, Sur les intérets & l'etat présent des affaires politiques de la France, de l'Angleterre, des Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas & des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique [“Conclusion of Impartial Observations of a True Dutchman, On the Interests and Present State of Political Affairs of France, England, the Netherlands and the United States of America] pp. (4), 74. Trace foxed. Soft contemporary wrappers, stitched. Sm. 4to

n.p.: (1779)

Est: $2,000 - $2,500
In Defense of America's Independence from Britain In a rejoinder to an earlier (1778) pamphlet entitled Discours d'un bon Hollandois (see previous lot), this argues that England has traditionally been the most dangerous rival of Dutch commerce (p. 6). A year earlier in 1778, the Author published Observations impartiales d'un vrai Hollandois. Our present work, as its title indicates, may be construed as the continuation of that work. In a lengthy footnote on p. 45 we find an attack upon "le celebre Mr. Pinto de la Haye" (the celebrated Mr. Pinto of The Hague). The author, tongue in cheek, finds it difficult to conceive that the Discours d'un bon Hollandois and the excellent economic Traité de la circulation et du crédit (Treatise on Circulation and Credit) issued from the pen of the same man. French journalist Antoine-Marie Cerisier (1749-1828) proved himself to be a good friend of the nascent United States. John Adams visited Cerisier in Utrecht and was duly impressed by the latter's enthusiasm for the American cause. Cerisier was instrumental in assisting Adams to disseminate in the Netherlands pro-American and anti-British propaganda