Select Works of Edmund Burke: Letters on a Regicide Peace

By Edmund Burke
Compiled and with a Foreword and Notes by Francis Canavan


This famed Payne edition of Select Works of Edmund Burke is universally revered by students of English history and political thought.

Volume 3 presents Burke’s Four Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France—generally styled Letters on a Regicide Peace (1795–1796). The Letters, Payne believed, deserve to “rank even before [Burke’s] Reflections, and to be called the writer’s masterpiece.” Faithfully reproduced in each volume are E. J. Payne’s notes and introductory essays. Francis Canavan, one of the great Burke scholars of the twentieth century, has added forewords and a biographical note on Payne.

Francis Canavan (1917–2009) was Professor of Political Science at Fordham University from 1966 until his retirement in 1988.


Apr 1999 | 6 x 9 | 445 Pages

Volume 3

Editor's foreword, editor's note, introduction by E. J. Payne, 40 pages of notes by E. J. Payne.


978-0-86597-166-0 Hardcover
978-0-86597-167-7 Paperback