8vo, pp. xvi, , 18-258; somewhat browned, but a good copy in contemporary sheep, rubbed, rear joint cracked; contemporary ownership inscriptions.
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First collected edition, printing Barlow’s Advice to the Privileged Orders (which ‘forcibly presents the doctrine of the responsibility of the State’, DAB), Letter to the National Convention, Letter to the People of Piedmont, and The Conspiracy of Kings. There are two variants, the other adding other booksellers to the imprint.
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