AUSTIN, Benjamin, Jun. Constitutional Republicanism, in Opposition to Fallacious Federalism; as Published Occasionally in the Independent Chronicle, under the Signature of Old-South. To Which Is Added a Prefatory Address to the Citizens of the United States, Never before Published. Boston; Printed for Adams & Rhoades, 1803. 1st ed. 327pp. Later 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorated raised spine bands. Boards lightly rubbed, a bit of light foxing and toning, else very good or better. Benjamin Asher, an ardent disciple of Samuel Adams and a bitter anti-Federalist, gained a reputation as a popular leader with the publication of Observations on the Pernicious Practice of the Law, which exposed the evil conditions of legal procedure in Massachusetts in 1786., Although demagogic in manner and a favorite of the Boston Mob, Austin's integrity was never questioned and he held a variety of important civil and political posts, including Overseer of the Poor, manager of the Harvard College lotteries, and state senator. The publication of Constitutional Republicanism (Originally a series of newspaper articles) brought him a presidential appointment as commissioner of loans. HOWES A-396. .