1811 · Manchester
Manchester: Russell and Allen (Printers), 1811. Thick Quarto. (title cont'd) Seamen, at Spithead and the Nore, Together with a Particular Narrative of the Rise, Progress and Various Events Accompanying the Rebellion in Ireland. xlviii, 844pp., (4)pp. index and (1)pp. directions to the binder, 16 full page engravings, 3 folding maps, lacks frontispiece. The long introduction introduces the reader to the contents of this uncommon work. "The first meeting of the Three Estates, The seizure of the King, at his palace of Versailles. The demolition of the Bastile. The attack and massacre of the Swiss Guards at the palace of the Thuilleries. The imprisonment of the Royal family, and massacre of prisoners on the 2nd of September, of which one of them was the accomplished and beautiful Princess Lamballe" . Among the thousands murdered during the French Revolution, one of the most notorious was that of the death of the Princess de Lamballe, friend of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Bound in full modern brown paneled leather, raised bands with panels decoratively paneled in blind, new endpapers, red leather label gilt, small edge tear with old repair, one map with closed edge tear, browning to some page edges. A very uncommon work locating only one copy of this 1811 edition in the reference library of the British Library.
(Inventory #: 022457)