Londres: J. P. Coghlan, et. al. 1793. First UK Edition. 8vo, pp. , viii, 601, . Uncut and bound in original paper boards (little shelf-worn, upper joint broken, with some very minor foxing) A very good copy. See Hoefer IV, 600. Item #20365
A fresh, unsophisticated copy of this history of the activities of the clergy during the French Revolution written while Barruel was in exile in London. A French Jesuit, Barruel (1741-1820) was a professor in Vienna before returning to France. He was one of the collaborators of the journal Annee Litteraire and began to distinguish himself as one of the zealous opponents of the anti-christian philosophy then popular in France. After a massacre of priests in 1792, he escaped to England where he was welcomed by Burke. He then published a book on the history of Jacobeanism . The present work was well received and much reprinted.