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 by J. Dodsley, 1790.

First edition. iv, 356 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Period-style half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label. Offsetting to endpapers from leather tips, title page browned, spotting to a few leaves. Todd 53a; Grolier English 63; PMM 239; Rothschild 522. Item #310148

First edition of Burke's enduring polemic against the revolution in France. “In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter had never had a more powerful or moving advocate, nor one whose own ideals were higher” (PMM).
According to Todd, there were fully three editions with a 1790 title-page, comprising 10 impressions in all. Todd's setting a of [A]2 with the ornamental flower on p. [iv] pointing to the right and the "M" in the imprint immediately below the first "D" of "Dodsley" and setting x of 2A2 with no press figure on p. 354.

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