New York. 1791. ,196pp. [bound with:] VINDICIAE GALLICAE. DEFENCE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND ITS ENGLISH ADMIRERS AGAINST THE ACCUSATIONS OF THE RIGHT HON. EDMUND BURKE...by James Mackintosh. Dublin. 1791 vi,167pp. [bound with:] LESSONS TO A YOUNG PRINCE, BY AN OLD STATESMAN, ON THE PRESENT DISPOSITION IN EUROPE TO A GENERAL REVOLUTION. The Sixth Edition. New York: Re-Printed by Childs and Swaine, 1791. ,68pp. Modern three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Outer hinges rubbed. Contemporary ownership signatures on each titlepage. Some foredge curling, with very minor expert paper repairs to REFLECTIONS.... Else very good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM20267
An interesting volume of three works, including the second London edition of Burke's classic diatribe against the French Revolution and an American edition of his LESSONS TO A YOUNG PRINCE.... Burke supported the American Revolution and the quest for liberties it entailed, without the destruction of fundamental government institutions, but he believed the French Revolution to be "one of the greatest calamities which has ever fallen upon mankind." He wrote REFLECTIONS... to counter sympathy for the Revolution which prevailed in England at that time. The American edition of LESSONS... includes five ingenius copper plates which utilize pictorial diagrams to represent the various political constitutions of England and France, as well as of the "American States." A pleasing volume of political works from the revolutionary epoch. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 239. EVANS 24001 (Lessons...).