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Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état by  Comte de  Honoré Gabriel Riqueti - Hardcover - 1784 - from Setton Book Collection (SKU: 1)

Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état

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Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état: Ouvrage posthume, composé en 1778

by Mirabeau, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de

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  • hardcover
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Good: some abrasion on spine and bands, bumping on corners, fraying on bottom of spine, some cracking on top of spine.
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Publisher unknown, 1784.

Mirabeau's classic and important work against injustice and the exercise of arbitrary and absolute power. Widely read at the time, it added fuel to the fire of the coming French Revolution. This 1784 edition includes the second part of this famous work, dealing with life in prison, which was to be destroyed by the Prussian authorities at the request of the French government, and may be considered rare. This edition also includes L'Éspion Dévalisé by Baudouin de Guémadeuc, (attributed to Mirabeau). 630+ pages. 20 cm x 12.5 cm x 4 cm. Contemporary French calf binding; no foxing on the great majority of pages.

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Publisher unknown, 1784.

Mirabeau's classic and important work against injustice and the exercise of arbitrary and absolute power. Widely read at the time, it added fuel to the fire of the coming French Revolution. This 1784 edition includes the second part of this famous work, dealing with life in prison, which was to be destroyed by the Prussian authorities at the request of the French government, and may be considered rare. This edition also includes L'Éspion Dévalisé by Baudouin de Guémadeuc, (attributed to Mirabeau). 630+ pages. 20 cm x 12.5 cm x 4 cm. Contemporary French calf binding; no foxing on the great majority of pages.

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Bookseller
Setton Book Collection US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1
Title
Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état
Author
Mirabeau, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de
Format/binding
Contemporary French calf binding, five raised bands with gilt-stamped title (on red label) and decorations in compartments
Book condition
Used - Good: some abrasion on spine and bands, bumping on corners, fraying on bottom of spine, some cracking on top of spine.
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Unknown
Place of Publication
Hamburg
Date published
1784
Keywords
French Revolution, Mirabeau, L'Éspion Dévalisé
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian Raties;
Size
20cm x 12.5cm x 4cm

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European history, with a loose focus on the late medieval/early Renaissance period, including the Crusades; some first or contemporary editions from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; some scholarly works in English, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Catalan, Russian.Some works from the libraries of Reeve Shley at Ripplebrook; John L. La Monte; Kenneth M. Setton; Howard Ellison Whitney; Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland; Washington Shirley, 9th Earl Ferrers, Joseph Harrison Brazier; Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.Also some exotic Americana other eclectic gems that have serendipitously popped up over the years."I just wanted to say that the service and quality of the book received from 'Setton Book Collection' was exceptional. I am very pleased with the book: A Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee. 5 star service all the way.Best Regards,Pete,London, England13 October 2020

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