An Elegy to the Memory of the Right Honourable Edmund…

American War, Irish independence and the French Revolution

~ An Elegy to the Memory of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington and J. Hatchard. 1798.

4to (262 × 205 mm), pp. 15, [1]; marbled wrappers, perhaps original; a fine copy.

First edition. An Irish Catholic priest and antiquary, ‘Eustace was the intimate friend of Edmund Burke, his confidential adviser, and his companion in his last illness’ (DNB). ‘THE AUTHOR takes the Liberty of observing, that after having alluded, in the eighth Stanza, to Mr. Burke’s elegant Treatise on the Sublime, which first introduced him to public Notice, he has attempted to sketch out his political conduct in the American War, during the debates on Irish independence, and, at the beginning of the French Revolution...’ (Advertisement).

Eustace later became known for his two-volume Tour through Italy (known in later editions as A Classical Tour through Italy and Sicily). Jackson, p. 225; not in Sabin.

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