Mr. Madison's War
Lowell, John. MR. MADISON'S WAR. A DISPASSIONATE INQUIRY INTO THE REASONS ALLEGED BY MR. MADISON FOR DECLARING AN OFFENSIVE AND RUINOUS WAR AGAINST GREAT-BRITAIN. TOGETHER WITH SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO A PEACEABLE AND CONSTITUTIONAL MODE OF AVERTING THAT DREADFUL CLAMITY. BY A NEW-ENGLAND FARMER. Printed by Russell and Cutler. 1st. 1812. 63 pgs. Like most New England Federalists, Lowell considered the War unjust and self-destructive, for the covert purposes of promoting the frightening egalitarianism of France rather than U.S. commercial and shipping interest. In this enlarged edition, Lowell's views are confirmed. Sabin 42452. AI 25894. Bound in modern half morocco and marbled boards, bookplate, several minor margin chips, overall a very nice copy of a scarce title.