Author: Moore, John
Publisher: G.G. and J. Robinson
Place of Publication: London
Scarce first edition of this history of the French Revolution by John Moore, an assessment of the financial conditions that led to the events of 1789. John Moore (1729-1802) was a physician, writer and Presbyterian minister. In 1792, Moore and his son Charles had visited France, witnessing the attack on the Tuileries, the September massacres, the rise of the Jacobins, and the humiliation of the French monarchy. In 1795 Moore published A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution (2 vols. ). In half calf and pastepaper boards, spines gilt with morocco labels, decorated endpapers (binding appears to be original). Very Good overall: extremeties rubbed, some scuffing to boards, Volume II has slight crack vertically down front board, light foxing, hinges solid, interior clean. Volume I 449 pages, Volume II 505 pages.