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"ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT OF ALL POLEMICS": BURKE'S LANDMARK WORK ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France. London, 1790.

First edition of Burke's important and controversial attack on the French Revolution, the work that precipitated Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, handsomely bound. $6500.

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“DO NOT BURDEN THEM WITH TAXES… TYRANNY IS A POOR PROVIDER”

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) BURKE, Edmund. Political Tracts and Speeches. Dublin, 1777.

First edition of this important 1777 collection of six major works by Burke, prominently featuring printings of key speeches on the American colonies and Revolution, including his 1774 speech On America Taxation delivered to Parliament shortly after the Boston Tea Party, his warning against punitive taxation in his 1775 Resolutions for Conciliation—"more universally admired than any other of Burke's productions"—and much more. $2200.

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