An Important Defense of English Supporters of the French Revolution Mackintosh, Sir James [1765-1832]. Vindiciae Gallicae: Defence of the French Revolution and Its English Admirers, Against the Accusations of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke; Including Some Strictures on the Late Productions of Mons. de Calonne. London: Printed for G.G.J. And J. Robinson, 1791. [iv], 351,  pp Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling to tile page, small chip to its lower corner. $250. * Second edition, published the same year as the first edition. A reply to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1791) by the great Scottish jurist, Whig politician and historian. Three editions were speedily sold, and the publisher liberally gave Mackintosh 'several times' the sum of ?30, originally stipulated. Burke had been answered with much power by Thomas Paine. Mackintosh's reply, however, taking a less radical ground, and showing much literary and philosophical culture, was the most effective defense of the position of the Whig sympathizers with the revolution. It was partly translated into French by the Duke of Orleans" (DNB). A fourth edition was published in 1792. Dublin and Philadelphia issues, both without edition statements, were published in 1791 and 1792, respectively. Dictionary of National Biography XII:618. English Short-Title Catalogue T50908.
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