London: printed: New York: Re-printed by Hugh Gaine, 1791. ,196pp. Octavo. Extracted from bound volume. Some inevitable scattered foxing and tanning, some occasional neat early ink marginalia and commentary, two early ink ownership signatures on title (one crossed through), but a good copy, the fore-edges largely untrimmed. Item #WRCLIT52495
First American edition of Burke's spirited fusillade against the revolutionary fervor across the channel, described by PMM as "one of the most brilliant of all polemics." The second owner was at distinct disagreement with some of the opinions of the first: on page 106, the first owner has written, in part: "This sentence, though too long, is a very fine one...." The second owner has neatly crossed through those comments, and responded simply "fudge." PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 239. TODD 53ff. EVANS 23238. ESTC W36398.