1791 - Vindiciae Gallicae: Defence of the French Revolution by James MacKintosh
Hardcover. Condition: Binding Copy. 1791. Printed for G.G. J. and J. Robinson. 1st Edition.
Mackintosh was twenty-five when he published Vindiciae Gallicae in 1791. He had left Scotland four years earlier to make a career in England, and having failed as a medical practitioner he was taking the first steps toward becoming a lawyer. Once settled in London he supported himself by journalism and had formed close associations with circles that were seeking reforms in the system of parliamentary representation. His defense of the French Revolution and its English supporters against Edmund Burke’s charges in Reflections on the Revolution in France proved successful in advancing his prospects within the Foxite wing of the Whig Party in Parliament.
Ex-Libris (back of front title page has bookplate of previous owner. Only markings). Both covers missing, but text-block is still well bound. Mild foxing and toning throughout. Once re-bound, this book will be a remarkable addition to any collection.