Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. In a Letter Intended to have been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris
by Burke, Edmund
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1790. Second edition. Hardcover. Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), Irish political thinker's famous attack on the French Revolution. This work engendered a strong response, including Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'. Burke's position appealed to the landed class' fear of mob rule; it supported the view that the Revolution would destroy French society. The first printing of the second edition, with the following attributes: title-page with the M (in the date slightly to the right of the "D" in the publisher's name, Dodsley, just above; the preface: [i]-iv with floral printer's ornament on iv; 1-356pp; Page 223, line 23, shows the misprint: "ascertainmennt"; and a dagger printer's mark at the bottom of p194.Two other works bound in: 'A Letter To A Member Of The National Assembly; In Answer To Some Objections To His Book On French Affairs'. 8vo, 74pp. London: Re-Printed for J. Dodsley, 1791. Also bound in, 'An Appeal From the New to the Old Whigs, in Consequence of Some Late Discussions in Parliament, Relative to the Reflections on the French Revolution'. 8vo, 141pp. Dublin: Printed by M. Mills, 1791.Full brown leather, gilt title at brown leather spine label. Spine cracked, chipped. Approximately half of title label chipped away. Boards rubbed; front board detached but present. Internally, contemporary note about contents of the volume; a child's pencil scribbling at pp170-3. OCLC: 946162345 records this edition but without the two additional works bound in.
(Inventory #: 22155)
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