London: J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1788. Third London Edition. Hardcover. Mirabeau's important work opposing the Order of Cincinnati in the newly formed United States. The "Order of the Cincinnati" was considered inimical to American principles, and this rare piece gives Mirabeau's views on the subject. It was not allowed to be printed in Paris.
Based on on an anonymous American pamphlet (by Aedanus Burke, one of the Chief Justices of South Carolina), which condemned the proposed Order of Cincinnati (Considerations on the Society or Order of Cincinnatus, Philadelphia, 1783", and signed "Cassius").
Also includes the first translation into French of Richard Price's "Observations on the importance of the American Revolution, and the means of making it a benefit to the world". Price was a London based pamphleteer known for supporting a formal declaration of independence by America.
8vo, xii, 403pp. Uncut, original Dutch marbled wrappers, with printed title label, in red quarter calf gilt slipcase, in excellent condition. Howes M-633. Not in Sabin. Very good condition. Item #10516