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THE PRESENT STATE OF THE MANNERS, ARTS AND POLITICS, OF FRANCE AND ITALY;
Courtney, J.

THE PRESENT STATE OF THE MANNERS, ARTS AND POLITICS, OF FRANCE AND ITALY;

In a Series of Poetical Epistles, From Paris, Rome and Naples, In 1792 and 1793: Addressed to Robert Jephson, Esquire. C. G. and J. Robinson 1794.
2nd Ed. Revised and Augmented. [iv] + 140pp. Some light browning and creasing, t.p. marginally shaved across the head, disbound, remains of calf backstrip. ESTC T4899. First published anonymously the same year. John Courtenay (1738–1816), politician, A vocal critic of the war with revolutionary France, as well as religious bigotry and the suppression of civil liberty at home, sometime supporter of the radical ‘Friends of the People’ he ridiculed nostalgia for the ancien régime in the above work, and was caricatured by Sayers and Gillray as a revolutionary.
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