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B. Saint-Edme; [Edme-Theodore Bourg]
Repertoire General des Causes Celebres Anciennes et Modernes, Redige par une Societe d'Hommes de Lettres
Paris: Louis Rosier, 1834-5. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. The first edition of this extensive French work discussing the causes celebres throughout history in France, written by the man of letters Edme-Theodore Bourg. In the original French. The first edition of this work. In thirteen volumes, being four volumes of Series I, five volumes of Series II, and four volumes of Series III. Complete as thirteen volumes, though three supplemental volumes were published, titled 'Fin des Livairsons Complementaires' and 'Annees 1835-1836'. A directory of the cause celebre throughout French history up to the mid nineteenth century. Each incident arouse widespread controversy, and heated public debate. This work provides a comprehensive description of all of the penal legislation and criminal cases of France throughout history. The work offers a fascinating insight into French history, both social and the legal history of the country, seeing how the country developed over time in terms of their legal proceedings. One of the most prominent and famous cases discussed in this work is the 1790s trial against Marie Antoinette, a trial that was the result of the French Revolution and ended in her execution. The author also discusses Louis XVI and Madame du Barry. Written by Edme-Theodore Bourg under the pseudonym B. Saint-Edme, who was also the author of 'Du Dictionnaire de la Penalite'. He was a French polygraphy, a man of letters, and a member of the Societe des Gens de Lettres. In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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