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. Edmund BURKE.
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.

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.

London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. Second edition, third impression, 8vo, iv, 356 pp. Contemporary signature to paste down, title and subsequent leaf, faint damp stain to the top corner of some early leaves. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, some restoration and a new label to the spine. Stung into action upon receiving a letter from his then-friend Thomas Paine on events in Paris, this "rhetorical masterpiece of modern counter-revolutionary writing" (Keane) became a publishing sensation and sparked numerous sympathetic pamphlets as well as Paine's celebrated response, "Rights of Man", the following year. Todd 53d. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Published only a week after the first edition. Item #29316

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