Paris: Garnery, 1791. First French edition of Priestley’s famous defense of the French Revolution against the attack of Edmund Burke. The response of the French to Priestley’s work was immediate. In 1792 the French Assembly made Priestley a citizen, and, although he declined the honors, he was also elected to the National Assembly. Contemporary ink notation on half-title. Occasional light dampstaining. A good copy. Modern boards with gilt morocco label. Large twelvemo. 18, , 197, [2, ads] pp. Item #13170
OCLC notes three copies of the present work in Britain and Ireland and eight copies in North America (Yale, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Harvard, Maryland, Princeton, Michigan, Library Company of Philadelphia).
Crook PS 324. Rochedieu, p. 262.