Letter to a Member of the National Assembly

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Burke's Letter to a Member of the National Assembly was published in February 1791 and is remarkable for its open condemnation of Rousseau and his influence over French politics and ethics.  Burke spares no punches, calling Rousseau a man driven by vanity and lack of taste.  Burke upbraids the leaders of the French Revolution for following Rousseau, upending all that is fine and good and conflating taste and grace, the stuff worth of preservation with the aristocracy, the target of the French Revolution.

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Octavo (6,2×8,8 ins), 92 pp, set in 14-point Monotype Bulmer and printed on pure cotton Conqueror Connoisseur paper, in an edition of 25 copies.
Quarter-bound by hand in leather and marbled paper boards, in a slipcase.

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