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by National Book Auctions
February 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 5250: 2V Edmund Burke AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA 1777 Antique History Fold-Out Frontispiece Maps (113 views)

2V Edmund Burke AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA 1777 Antique History Fold-Out Frontispiece Maps
Estimate: $70 - $200
Description: Title: An Account of the European Settlements in America in Six Parts Author: Edmund Burke - Edmund Burke PC was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French Revolution "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox. Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism. Publisher: J. Dodsley City: London Year: 1777 Binding Style: Hardcover Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce sixth edition, "with improvements." Antique leather set has gilt-lettered spine labels. Front boards are detached. Books show external wear, with chipping to spines. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Fold-out maps at front of volumes are intact. Pages display scattered light foxing that appears more concentrated at ends of volumes. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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Lot 5250: 2V Edmund Burke AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA 1777 Antique History Fold-Out Frontispiece Maps
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February 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST