"Private Memoirs, which, with the Work of M. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Translated from the French, with Notes. RARE ACCOUNT OF THE 'TERROR' IN ENGLISH"
"John Murray, 1817" "Sm. 8vo., First English Edition, small age-mark on half-title verso; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral motif, joints cracked (but hinges and binding entirely sound), a most attractive and remarkably crisp, clean copy. Complete with half-title, and 6pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1817) bound in at end. RARE. We have seen this edition confused with a very similar but shorter (and apparently less elusive) version of Angouleme's memoirs published by Constable in Edinburgh later the same year. NICE COPY OF A KEY DOCUMENTARY RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, THE REVOLUTION AND THE TERROR, AND AFTER CLERY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF LOUIS XVI."
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Book number: 8406
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Keywords: "history, europe, france, french revolution, terror, louis xvi, guillotine, bourbons, angouleme"