WRITINGS AND SPEECHES OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, Beaconsfield Edition - 1901 [12 vols., Ltd. Ed.]


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The Writings and Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

12 Volumes


Beaconsfield Edition, twelve volumes.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1901  

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Dark green covers are mostly clean, with author's signature gilt-stamped on front, paper spine labels with black ink titles. 
  • Boards show some rubbing, edgewear.  Corners are scuffed. 
  • Spines have tan labels and are a little darkened, with bumped and softened ends. 
  • Bindings are secure. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some toning, a few pencil marks.  
  • Frontispieces are present and have intact tissue guards.  
  • Illustrations are bright and clear, with tissue guards.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, with some illustration shadows, a creased corner on half-title (Vol. 1).  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, gilt along head.
  • PS2023.1012
  • 5890 pages. 5.5 x 8.75 inches

A handsome set, twelve volumes complete, of the writings and speeches of Edmund Burke (1729-1797).  The Irish statesman, economist and philosopher believed in underpinning virtues with manners in society and in the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state.  He has often been hailed as the father of modern American conservatism.  

The Beaconsfield Edition, limited to 1000 numbered sets, this being number 852.  Published at Boston by Little, Brown. 

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