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BURKE, Edmund. Nouvelles reflexions sur la revolution de france Par Mr. edmund burke, traduites de l'anglois, et contenues dans deux lettres, l'une adressee a un membre de l'Assembles nationale, et l'autre, a Mgr. l'Archeveque d'Aix.

A Paris. [s.n.], 1791.
8vo. xxiv, 93pp, [1]. Disbound. With a half-title. Very occasional chipping to margins, ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia to head of title page and p.73.
A French translation of two letters by Irish born politician and philosopher Edmund Burke (1729/30-1797) to a member of the National Assembly, predominantly relating to Joseph Priestley's (1733-1804) critical response to his Reflections on the Revolution in France (London, 1790). The Reflections became the definitive polemical defence of the eighteenth-century British polity against revolutionary politics. It found an immediately receptive conservative audience at home and abroad, and was reissued many times before the end of the eighteenth-century, by which time developments in France had made Burke’s work seem remarkably prophetical.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 21252