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[VAUGHAN, Benjamin.] A Calm Observer.

Letters, on the Subject of the Concert of Princes, and the Dismemberment of Poland and France....

(First published in the Morning Chronicle between July 20, 1792, and June 25, 1793.) With Corrections and Additions. The Second Edition.

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Published: London Printed for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793

Stock Code: 130427

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Notes

Second edition, first published the same year. Benjamin Vaughan (1751-1835) was diplomatist, political reformer, and merchant. He was a mediator in the Anglo-American peace talks in Paris in 1782-3, and returned to Paris several times following the outbreak of revolution in France in 1790. These letters first appeared in the Morning Chronicle, written between July 1792 and June 1793, criticising William Pitt's government under his pseudonym A Calm Observer. They were published collectively in this volume and in his 1795 book, Two Papers by the Calm Observer (1795). A pro-French businessman, Vaughan offered a defence of revolutionary rights, condemning the attack by the Northern Powers on Poland and France, and making a case for peace with France, where, fearing arrest, he fled in 1794. He settled in America in 1797.

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Description

Octavo (205 x 129 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, red morocco label, single gilt rules, marbled sides, vellum tips, blue sprinkled edges.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription of Thomas Sneyd at head of title. A touch of rubbing at spine ends, a fine copy.

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