THE EXAMPLE OF FRANCE / A WARNING TO BRITAIN. Arthur Young.
THE EXAMPLE OF FRANCE / A WARNING TO BRITAIN
THE EXAMPLE OF FRANCE / A WARNING TO BRITAIN
THE EXAMPLE OF FRANCE / A WARNING TO BRITAIN

THE EXAMPLE OF FRANCE / A WARNING TO BRITAIN

Bury St Edmonds, England: Printed by J. Rackham, Stationer. For W. Richardson, No. 91. Royal-Exchange, London:, 1793. Second Edition, Enlarged. Hardcover. Quarto, 8 1/4" x 4 1/4" pp. 182. Includes half title, and 1 leaf with two letters to the author from John Reeves, and Charles Edward Stewart. Missing 2 blank leaves. Rebound in modern gray paper-covered boards. Neatly trimmed edges. 2 bookplates (S.F. Watson, and Keith & Julie Campbell). Original stab-holes present in gutter. Light soiling to half-title page. Sharp print on thick laid, lightly tanned paper. Minimal foxing. Excellent copy. (ESTC T33672). Good Plus. Item #84169

Arthur Young (1741-1820) expressed his conservative position in this tract in which he denounces the violent course of the French Revolution. Initially, Young supported French revolutionaries call for a limited monarchy. His sentiments turned, however, once the revolutionaries decided to end the constitutional monarchy and form a new Republic. Young states in The Example of France, "it is difficult relative to the new system of constitution or government in France...whether they have any other system than that of anarchy."

Young was known for his agricultural writings and later on, his sharp economic-political writings. He had spent some time in France just prior to the Revolution.

Price: $250.00

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