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Victor Ducange
La Lutherienne, ou La Famille Morave
Paris: Chez Pollet, Libraire, 1825. First Editions. 6 Volumes Complete. La Lutherienne, ou La Famille Morave (1825) 6 volumes. Volume 1. pp. 252. Volume 2. pp. 319. Volume 3. pp. 299. Volume 4. pp. 270. Volume 5. pp. 331. Volume 6. pp. 287. A very scarce title. First editions in an elegant half morocco; 3 wide raised bands with gilt and ink tooling. Some foxing. Many of Ducange s novels were banned due to their controversial morals and politics resulting in several periods in prison and the scarcity of his titles. A most unusual set. Victor Henri-Joseph Brahain du Cange (or Ducange) (November 24, 1783 October 15, 1833) was a French novelist and dramatist, born at the Hague, where his father was secretary to the French embassy. Dismissed from the civil service at the Restoration, Ducange became one of the favourite authors of the liberal party, and owed some part of his popularity to the fact that he was fined and imprisoned more than once for his outspokenness. He was imprisoned for six months for an article in his journal Le Diable rose, ou le petit courrier de Lucifer (1822). For Valentine (1821), in which the royalist excesses in the south of France were pilloried, he was again imprisoned; and after the publication of Hélène ou l'amour et la Guerre (1823), he took refuge for some time in Belgium. Ducange wrote numerous plays and melodramas, among which the most successful were Marco Loricot, ou le petit Chouan de 1830(1836), and Trente ans, ou la vie d'un joueur (1827), in which Frédérick Lemaître found one of his best parts. Many of his books were prohibited, ostensibly … [Click Below for Full Description]
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