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REIGN OF TERROR FRENCH REVOLUTION - MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BY VATICAN ENVOY
The very rare "precious" manuscript by Louis-Siffrein-Joseph de Salamon (1759-1829), the Ambassador to France of Pope Pius VI (1717-1799), a survivor of the French Revolution Reign of Terror period including the September Massacres. Unpublished three volumes manuscript certified identical to the original text which has been lost. Apparently the unique French version in existence. No other specimens were located in the major libraries online catalogues. Author: Salamon, Louis-Siffrein-Joseph de Heading Vol. I: "Mon Martyre depuis le Dimanche 2 September 1792 deux heures aprés midi jusqu'au lundi huit heures du matin 3 du même mois dans le jardin de l'Abbaye de St. Germain des Près." [My Martyr starting Sunday 2 September at two in the afternoon until eight in the morning 3 of the same month at the garden of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés]. Heading Vol. II: "Ma vie pendant la Terreur" [My life during the Terror]. Heading Vol. III: "Troisieme et derniere époque de ma vie" [Third and final period of my life]. Place/date: No place, no date [France /written during the author's lifetime, in the first decade of the 19th century] Physical description: Three vols., (26 x 19 cm) the first two vols., third vol. slightly larger); bound in original contemporary cardboard painted blue (third vol. dark blue) ; Vol. I: [2 blank], [128], [14 blank] pp. ; Vol. II: [6 blank], [95], [6 blank] pp.; Vol. III: [2 blank], [77], [4 blank]. Laid paper of the period, several visible watermarks. Sprinkled cardboard binding of the period. Written with brown ink by one hand of the period in a nice l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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