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BURKE, Edmund (1730--1797)
Two letters addressed to a member of the present parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of France. By the Right Hon. Edmund Burke.
London: printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1796.
[4], 188 p. ; 20.3 cm. (8°)

First published by J. Owen as Thoughts on the prospect of a regicide peace, 1796. Eleven further editions under the title as above were issued in the same year with the edition statements appearing on the half-title, not present in the Soane copy. See William B. Todd, A bibliography of Edmund Burke (London 1964), 66a-m and ESTC entries.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Bound first with Constitution de la république Française, précédée de la déclaration des droits de l'homme, 1793 (q.v.), T. Bowdler, Tentamen medicum, 1776 (q.v.), and his A postcript to the letters written in France, in 1814, 1815 (q.v.). Leaf I3 (pp. 61-2) was omitted from the binding and is shelved in a box of pamphlets as item PC 118.(20c).

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Burke's Two Letters &c.', later numbered '20' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Edward Lawrence was paid 1s. 6d. for half binding, 15 March 1802. (Spiers Box).

Reference Number 4060


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