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Desmoulins, Camille
[Sammelband of four rare documents concerning the Judgments of Camille Desmoulins]
Paris: 1790. First Edition. Hardcover. Dates: 1790-1794. Together 4 texts in one volume, bound for Comte d'Hennezel d'Ormoy: early 20th-century half basane over marbled boards, spine gilt aux armes (see below). Very good. ¶ Legal judgments from the French Revolution, all first editions, all of great rarity. Includes the sentencing of Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794), a lawyer whose serious stammer (and violent temper) prompted him to turn away from the bar and towards politics on the eve of the French Revolution. On July 12, 1789, after Louis XVI had dismissed his popular minister of finance (Jacques Necker), and Desmoulins openly screamed his disappointment to the Parisians crownd gathered in the garden of the Palais Royal. This event made him famous in Paris as he was suddenly seen as a leader of the Revolution. Following Desmoulins, riots started throughout Paris. The mob, procuring arms by force on July 13, was partly organized as the Parisian militia, which was afterwards to be the National Guard. On July 14, the storming of the Bastille occurred. Today he is recognized as one of the first and foremost, revolutionaries who demonstrated the power of newspapers and pamphlets to sway the passions of the people. Ultimately, even a revolutionary patriot like Desmoulins was denounced as a threat to the goals of the Revolution and sent to the guillotine. During his incarceration, and after his death, many of his writings were subsequently destroyed, hence the scarcity of ephemeral pamphlets. The presence of four such tracts in one volume is rare. ¶ CONTENTS: 1. Desmoulins, Cami … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books (nec-plus-ultra) [Lockhart, Texas, US]
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