Where Would be the Harm of a Speedy Peace?

Where Would be the Harm of a Speedy Peace?

1795 England

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Author - [Beddoes, Thomas]
Title - Where Would be the Harm of a Speedy Peace?
Edition - First Edition
Published - N. Biggs
Year of Publication - 1795

12pp, disbound. Title slightly soiled, name in pencil to head of title, slightly browned throughout, cropped to foot, catching date and initials to foot of final leaf. Beddoes, (1760-1808), a chemist and physician, visited France in 1787 becoming a supporter of the democratic aspirations, but "spent the early years of the French Revolution in various states of political distress as the early hopes of the democratic revolution were lost in bloodshed and betrayal ... Political pressures increased in the mid-1790s, with counter-revolution in France and increasing repression at home. For a time in Bristol Beddoes was part of a group of active opponents of government policy, a group that included the publisher Joseph Cottle, and the poets Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was thereby a central player, even a kind of actor-manager, in the early political history and fortunes of English Romanticism" (ODNB). The more uncommon of two imprints with seven copies on ESTC of the other. Cambridge and John Rylands only on ESTC, no copies in the US
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