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24 April 2001
BURKE, Edmund (1729-1797). 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: J. Dodsley, 1790.
8o (205 x 128 mm). 19th-century black hard-grained morocco gilt (light wear at extremities). Provenance: J. Alfred ?Henry (gift inscription on title-page, 1850); Sylvain S. Brunschwig (morocco bookplate, Parke Bernet, 9 April 1951, lot 17).
FIRST EDITION. "In the eternal debate between the ideal and the practical, the latter had never had a more powerful or moving advocate, nor one whose ideals were higher" (PMM 239); Todd 53a.
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