28 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound. Luzern: J. M. Anich, 1828. First edition of this rare speech by Pfyffer (1794-1875), Swiss jurist and politician, who served as president of the Swiss National Council and mayor of Lucerne. He was a prominent figure within the Lucerne Liberals, which transformed Swiss politics in the early 19th century. The present speech discusses the role of the press and free speech in Switzerland and was given in advance of negotiations within Switzerland's Federal Diet. Fine copy of a work for which WorldCat locates no copy in North America. (Inventory #: 6559)
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