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BOWDLER, Thomas (1754--1825)
A postscript to the letters written in France, in 1814. By Thos. Bowdler, ...
Bath printed by Richard Crutwell, and sold by John Robinson and J. Hatchard, London, 1815.
40 p. ; 20.3cm. (8°)

A 'postscript' to the author's: A short view of the life and character of Lieutenant-General Villettes... ; to which are added, letters written during a journey from Calais. 'Published to assist in providing free seats for the poor, by enlarging the parish church of Swansea'. The Letters from France were published with the Life of General Villettes in February 1815. Illness delayed Bowdler's publication of the postscript warning English families against settling in France until April 1815, by which time Napoleon had returned to Fontainbleau for the '100 days' and his arguments were superfluous. The goal of enlarging the parish church remained.

Copy Notes Bound in later at the end of a volume containing E. Burke, Two letters ... on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of France, 1796 (q.v.), Constitution de la république Française, précédée de la déclaration des droits de l'homme, 1793 (q.v.), and Bowdler's doctoral dissertation Tentamen medicum, 1776 (q.v.).

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. The volume was bound in 1802 (Spiers Box) but this pamphlet was inserted later.

Reference Number 4034


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