Publisher: London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790.
Edition: First edition, Todd's second impression.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T46573; Todd 53a; NCBEL II, 1185; Printing and the Mind of Man 241.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; slight chip at the head of the spine; very nice copy.
Book ID: 20682
Description8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf with an armorial ownership blind-stamp on the upper and lower boards, red morocco spine label, gilt rules and lettering.
CommentsBurke's famous polemic on the French Revolution, here in its second impression - as distinguished by Todd C, plate 6; the cancels and press marks otherwise correspond to those called for by Todd for the first edition. W.E.H. Lecky wrote of Burke in his study of 18th century England that “There is perhaps no English prose writer since Bacon whose works are so thickly starred with thought.” Modern, though not offensive, bookplate on the front paste-down.