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BURKE, Edmund. Lettres d'edmond burke, A un Membre de la Chambre des Communes de Parlement d'Angleterre, sur les negociations de paix: ouvertes avec le directoire.

A Paris. Pougin et al., [1796]. First edition in French.
8vo. [4], 212pp. With a half-title. Disbound. Ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia to head of title page and p.103, very occasional slight chipping margins.
The first edition in French of Irish statesman Edmund Burke's (1729/30-1797) polemic in favour of pursuing peaceful negotiations and a cessation of hostilities between Britain and France (Anglo-French War 1793-1802). Burke emphasises the extent to which the interests of Britain and the Continent coincide, whilst warning against appeasement on the part of the British government and the potential denigration of the newly founded French Republic.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21254