Inscribed By Edmund Burke To His Friend And Colleague,
Statesman And Financier Stephen Adey
10. BURKE, Edmund.
Reflections on the Revolution in France.
1790. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf gilt, custom chemise and
Rare third edition, published within weeks of the first edition, of Burke’s
important and controversial attack on the French Revolution, inscribed
in Burke’s hand “From the author” on the title page above the owner
signature of prominent British statesman, financier and close Burke asso-
ciate Stephen T. Adey.
Banned in Poland for political reasons from the
height of the regime in 1976 until its collapse in 1989.
“One of the most brilliant of all polemics… It is not to be wondered
at that a man who desired justice for America but rejected Jefferson’s
doctrines would be deeply stirred by the events of 1789. To Burke
an absorption with the end and neglect of the means was the most
dreadful of sins” (PMM 239). Burke was one of Adey’s most “influential
patrons” and the two often corresponded. Text generally fresh with
faint occasional dampstaining, light rubbing to spine ends, dampstain-
ing to rear board. An exceptional association copy.