1899 Works Of Edmund Burke In 12 Volumes

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The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke complete in 12 volumes, published by John C. Nimmo, London in 1899.

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesmen, economist and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of Parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House Of Commons Of Great Britain with the Whig Party. 

Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society. He criticised the actions of the British government towards the American colonies, including its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.

In his Reflections on the Revolution In France, Burke asserted that the revolution was destroying the fabric of good society and traditional institutions of state and society and condemned the persecution of the Catholic Church that resulted from it. This led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party which he dubbed the 'Old Whigs' as opposed to the pro–French Revolution New Whigs led by Charles James Fox.

In the 19th century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the 20th century, he became widely regarded, especially in the United States, as the philosophical founder of conservatism. 

This set of Edmund Burke's Works is bound within twelve volumes, all three quarter bound in tan calf leather with five raised bands to the spine and gilt stamped title and volume panels. Marbled boards. Top page edge gilt. All twelve volume show light signs of shelf wear but generally remain in a good attractive condition overall.

Internally, the books have bookplates for a 'George Buszard' to the front pastedown. Marbled endpapers. All pages remain in a good clean condition. 

An attractive set. 



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