A Journal during a Residence in France, by MOORE, John…

MOORE, John (1792-1802).

A Journal during a Residence in France, from the beginning of August, to the middle of December, 1792. To which is added, an Account of the most Remarkable Events that happened at Paris from that time to the Death of the late King of France. By John Moore, D.D. In two volumes. Vol. I [-II]. London, Robinson, 1793.

First Edition. Two volumes, 8vo (208 x 120 mm), pp. [iv], 502; [ii], 617, [1], [1] explanation of the map, with a folding engraved, hand-coloured map at the start of Vol. II, some browning in text, in modern quarter green leather over green marbled boards, spine ruled and numbered in gilt with paler green morocco label lettered in gilt.

First edition, in a modern binding, of this popular eye-witness account of the French revolution by the Scottish physician John Moore. After taking his medical degree in Glasgow, Moore served with the army in the Seven Years War. In 1792, he joined the household of the British Ambassador in Paris and it was from there that he witnessed some of the principal horrors of the revolution. His measured account of historical events quickly became a trusted source among historians and was much cited, among others, by Carlyle. It was popular immediately on publication and there were numerous editions in England, Ireland and America. With a hand-coloured folding map of General Dumourier’s campaign on the Meuse in 1792, with a leaf explaining the map bound after the text.

ESTC t144189.

Keywords: French Revolution
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