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The Ideology of the Great Fear  -  The Soissonnais in 1789
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The Ideology of the Great Fear - The Soissonnais in 1789

By Ramsay, Clay

Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has a very small closed tear to back and some light creasing. xxxi + 311 pages. In the summer of 1789, immediately following the fall of the Bastille, an ominous rumour swept through almost two-thirds of the towns in France. Varying somewhat from locale to locale, the substance of the message was the same: 'Thousands of brigands are advancing on your village. They have come to burn the crops in your fields. They have already destroyed a village near you on their line of march. They are only an hour or two away...'. This dramatic event, its chilling impact, and the mental world that made the fear possible are the topics of investigation in the book, the first study from original sources since George Lefebvre's classic 1932 work. This multi disciplinary account draws on rural economics, law, geography, administrative history, and semantic theory to produce a vivid rendering of the common attitudes held by a wide range of social calsses on the eve of the French Revolution. C3B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.17

Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth-Century France
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Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth-Century France

By Adams, Christine and Censer, Jack R. And Graham, Lisa Jane

Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. A Very Good + clean and unmarked copy which has a crease to front and back covers. viii + 214 pages. The book brings together 8 essays that offer innovative strategies for studying society and culture in 18th century France. Divided into 3 sections, the chapters map out current research paths in social, cultural and political history, and demonstrate a marked interest in the lives of ordinary French people of the time. Together, the essays show the many ways that the Old Regime and the Revolutionary Era were linked despite the dramatic events of 1789. 24. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Faithful Servant  -  Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan
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The Faithful Servant - Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan

By Fitton, Mary

London: Oldbourne , 1965. Silver title on light blue boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. Portrait of Madame Campan to frontispiece from a pastel by J. Boze 1786. 254 pages. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket has some wear and is price clipped. Jeanne Louise Genet, Madame Campan was first chamberwoman and a faithful defender of Marie Antoinette. 200. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Memoirs of Barras  -  Member of the Directorate  -  First Edition Set Complete in Four Volumes
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Memoirs of Barras - Member of the Directorate - First Edition Set Complete in Four Volumes

By Barras, Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte De (edited By George Duruy

London: Osgood McIlvaine, 1895. COMPLETE SET OF 4 VOLUMES 4 Large, Thick Volumes with 7 portraits in Heliogravure, 2 facsimiles and 2 plans. Gilt armorial device on brown cloth boards which have some light wear. Original silk page markers bound in. Internally there is foxing to endpapers else very clean and unmarked. Top edge gilt, fore and lower edges uncut with some pages unopened. Vol. I - The Ancient Regime, The Revolution. cii + 457 pages, Robespierre and Danton tissue guarded, Plan of the siege of Toulon in 1793 and of Fort Mulgrave, Facsimile of the 9th Thermidor Document. Light rubbing to back; Vol. II - The Directorate up to the 18th Fructidor. xxi + 659 pages. portraits of Barras and Josephine tissue guarded; Vol III - The Directorate from the 18th Fructidor to the 18th Brumaire. xliii + 644 pages. Portraits of Bonaparte and Talleyrand tissue guarded. Vol. IV - The Consulate, The Empire, The Restoration, Analytical Index. xxxix + 681 pages. Translated from the French by Charles E. Roche. Barras (1755-1829) was a French politician of the French Revolution, and the main executive leader of the Directory regime of 1795-1799. He sided with those who wished to overthrow Robespierre, rose to prominence in the Thermidorian Reaction of 27 July 1794, and in 1795 was appointed to command the troops in defence of the Convention. His nomination of Bonaparte led to the adoption of violent measures, ensuring the dispersion of royalists and other malcontents. **** THE SCARCE OSGOOD MCILVAINE EDITION **** **** A VERY HEAVY SET OF 4.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 24. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good TEG/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$64.67

Mistress To An Age  -  A Life of Madame De Stael
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Mistress To An Age - A Life of Madame De Stael

By Herold, J. Christopher

London: Hamish Hamilton / The Book Society, 1959. Gilt title on pink cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear and light bumping to corner tips. . Internally there is a blank decorative book plate to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked.24 Illustrations.This edition issued on first publication by the book association in association with Hamish Hamilton May 1959. A very good biography of Madame De Stael. 25. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

The Dubious Tale of the Diamond Necklace
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The Dubious Tale of the Diamond Necklace

By Chamier, J. Daniel

London: Edward Arnold, 1939. Gilt title to spine on blue cloth boards which have fading to spine with small mark to front and a touch of wear to spine head and tail. Internally there is a neat signature to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Good + copy. 294 pages. Exact representation of the necklace and 7 portraits. The author is the pseudonym of Barbara Chamier. A fascinating account of the necklace mystery. 4. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Robespierre and the Women He Loved
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Robespierre and the Women He Loved

By Fleischmann, Hector

London: John Long, 1913. Blue cloth boards are clean and unmarked with just a touch of very light wear to head of spine. Internally there is age darkening of endpapers else clean, tight and unmarked. Authorised translation from the French by Dr. Angelo S. Rappoport. 315 pages. Photogravure portrait of Robespierre to frontispiece and 19 other portraits. 25. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Chevalier De Boufflers  -  A Romance of the French Revolution
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The Chevalier De Boufflers - A Romance of the French Revolution

By Webster, Nesta H.

London: John Murray, 1922. Photogravure portrait of The Chevalier to frontispiece, tissue guarded and 8 other illustrations. Gilt coat of arms of the De Boufflers to front and title on blue cloth boards. Boards are clean with just minor marks with a dulled spine which has a little wear to head and tail. Internally there is a small neat contemporary name and date to front pastedown else clean, tight and unmarked. A Good+ copy. xv and 441 pages. Press opinions and adverts for other books bound in at rear. Stanislas, Marquis de Boufflers became marechal de camp, governor of Senegal and married Mme. de Sabran Marquise de Custine. 22. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

Ten Years' Exile or Memoirs of That Interesting Period of the Life of Baroness De Stael-Holstein Written By Herself During the Years 1810,1811,1812 and 1813
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Ten Years' Exile or Memoirs of That Interesting Period of the Life of Baroness De Stael-Holstein Written By Herself During the Years 1810,1811,1812 and 1813

By Stael-Holstein, Baroness De

Sussex: Centaur Press, 1968. First published by her son from the original manuscript in 1812 this new edition is introduced by Margaret Crosland. Thick dust wrapper price clipped. Gilt title on white cameo to spine on black boards. Madame De Stael's memoirs, Ten Years Exile, have not been available in English since their simultaneous publication in London and Paris in 1821 four years after her death. A classic account of the period of French history which includes the intriguing analysis of Napoleon's psychological make-up in excellent condition. L. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press.

$16.17

The French Revolution A Historical Sketch
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The French Revolution A Historical Sketch

By Geer, Walter

New York: Brentanos, 1922. Gilt crest and gilt titles and fleur de lys decoration on red cloth boards. A little wear to top of spine and a few minor marks to boards and dulling to spine. Internally clean, tight and unmarked with one previously unopened page badly opened but not affecting the text. Fore and lower edges uncut.15 Illustrations, 2 Maps and 4 Plans. xx and 413 pages. An interesting and well written work by an accomplished author on French history covering the period 1715 - 1799. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 22. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good TEG/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

The Bourbon Tragedy
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The Bourbon Tragedy

By Furneaux, Rupert

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968. Silver title on blue boards which are clean and unmarked. Internally clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Pictorial dustjacket is complete and plastic protected with a little creasing and a touch of wear to one edge. Portrait of Louis XVI by Ducreux to frontispiece and 10 other illustrations. An excellent account of the tragic story and fate of the Bourbon family and of the mystery surrounding the fate of Louis Charles, who officially died on June 8,1795, but it was later claimed that the boy who actually died was a dying dumb boy who had been substituted. 311. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Story of Marie Antoinette
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The Story of Marie Antoinette

By Bicknell, Anna L.

London: Fisher Unwin, 1897. Portrait of Marie Antoinette to frontispiece and 27 other illustrations. Very decorative gilt designs and titles to front, back and to spine on tan cloth boards which are very bright with some wear to spine side and head and tail. Internally there is a neat inscription to front endpaper dated Christmas 1897, a booksellers small label to pastedown, age darkened endpapers with fore and lower edges uncut. An excellent detailed biography by the American Victorian biographer. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.1 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS **** 22. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good TEG/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.17

A Chance For Glory
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A Chance For Glory

By Wright, Constance

London: Barrie, 1958. First UK edition. Black title on salmon pink boards which are clean, unmarked and without wear or damage. Internally clean and unmarked. A VG+ copy. Coloured pictorial dustjacket is complete and has some chipping to top. A complete account of the plot to rescue Lafayette in 1794 from Olmutz where he was held by enemies of the French Revolution after being captured in Belgium and who was constantly moved across Europe. A German doctor and an American medical student managed to whisk him away from his guards. A fascinating account not previously explored in detail. **** NOT EX LIB **** C3A. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Madame Roland or The Mirror of Men's Dreams
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Madame Roland or The Mirror of Men's Dreams

By Willcocks, M. P.

London: Hutchinson, 1936. Portrait of Madame Roland to frontispiece and 18 other illustrations. Gilt title on light blue cloth boards which have some fading to edges and a slightly faded spine. Internally there is a book plate to front pastedown and neat name and date to front endpaper else clean, tight and unmarked. 324 pages. 32 page publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. An excellent biography of the queen of a coterie of young and elegant enthusiasts including the leaders of the Gironde, who was guillotined in November 1793, havng spent five month's in prison. On hearing of his wife's death, her husband, a former minister of the interior, two days later committed suicide by falling on his sword. *** NOT EX LIBRARY *** 22. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

The Life of Mirabeau
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The Life of Mirabeau

By Tallentyre, S. G.

London: Smith , Elder, 1908. Gilt title on green cloth boards which are unmarked with a touch of wear to corner tips and bumping to lower front corner. Internally there is a contemporary name and year to front pastedown, light foxing to closed edges and to the margins of some pages else a clean tight copy. Photogravure portrait to frontispiece and 4 other illustrations. One of the better biographies. 25. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Madame De Stael
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Madame De Stael

By Sorel, Albert

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Gilt title with light blue decoration on embossed dark blue cloth boards which have some small marks to front board and one corner a little bumped. Internally very clean and tight with dust marking to top edge. A Good+ copy. ix and 262 pages An excellent early biography of the noted De Stael which shows her influence in politics, history and literature. Preface by Jusserand. Photogravure engraving of De Stael by Laugier after Gerard to frontispiece tissue protected. 5. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Laugier. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Angel of the Assassination  -  Marie-Charlotte De Corday D'Armont, Jean Paul Marat, Jean-Adam Lux  -  A study of three disciples of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Angel of the Assassination - Marie-Charlotte De Corday D'Armont, Jean Paul Marat, Jean-Adam Lux - A study of three disciples of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By Shearing, Joseph

London: William Heinemann, 1935. Purple cloth boards with gilt title to spine which is sunned also sun faded to front top and to back but little discernible wear. Internally there is some light foxing to closed edges and to some early and later pages but generally a clean, tight and unmarked copy. xii + 336 pages. Illustration of the assassination of Marat to frontispiece and 3 other illustrations. 25 . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Men of Liberty - Europe on the Eve of the French Revolution 1774-1778
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The Men of Liberty - Europe on the Eve of the French Revolution 1774-1778

By Manceron, Claude

London: Eyre Methuen, 1977. A near Fine unmarked copy with complete dustjacket. Translated by Patricia Wolf. An enthralling panoramic evocation of the last days of Louis XV and the early years of Louis XVI by the French historian. The past is re-created in hundreds of incidents, anecdotes and images, matching painstaking research with the verve of a novelist, he breathes new life into the major events. Illustrated throughout with portraits of the numerous characters depicted. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.13 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 23. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

Marie Antoinette
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Marie Antoinette

By Hearsey, John E. N.

Geneva: Heron Collectors Edition, 1969. Gold decoration and motifs with cream and gold diamond pattern motif to front board on green leatherette boards. Green and gold decorated endpapers. Historical appendix. Yellow page marker bound in. 30 illustrations. Uniform with Women Who Made History Series. 156. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

The Strange Adventures of Frederick Baron Trenck
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The Strange Adventures of Frederick Baron Trenck

By Trenck, Frederick Friherr Von Der

London: Philip Allan, 1927. Black title on red cloth boards which have fading to spine and a touch of wear to spine head and tail. Internally ther is lih foxing to closed edges else clean, tight and unmarked. A Good + copy. Edited by Philip Murray. vii + 279 pages. 6 illustrations. The adventures of the Baron who having lived through the Revolution was denounced as an Austrian spy and guillotined in 1794. Accused by Thomas Carlyle as a liar and a ruffian. A most fascinating biography. 25. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

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