"PRIESTLEY AND JEFFERSON SHARED… AN ENTIRE WORLD VIEW"
PRIESTLEY, Joseph, L.L.D. F.R.S. Letters to… Edmund Burke. Birmingham, 1791.
First revised and "corrected" edition, issued same year as the first edition, of a seminal work by Priestley, the defining radical voice and scientific leader of his age, countering Burke's strike at the French Revolution by using reason and the scientific method to argue the American and French Revolutions as "decisive real-world experiments," publication of this work would soon force Priestley to flee to America, strengthening his profound influence on Jefferson, who had a copy of the 1791 New York edition in his library. $1500.