1796 · Paris
First edition of this Royalist history, in which Montjoie attributes most of the responsibility for the French Revolution to the Duc d'Orléans, that "wicked prince," who was allegedly aided by a group of Masonic conspirators.
Binding: Contemporary treed calf; spines with gilt-stamped decorative bands and compartment devices, and with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels. Edges gilt-rolled. All page edges stained yellow. Bindings slightly rubbed over joints and extremities, with a few instances of pinhole-type worming to back cover of vol. I; upper and outer edges dust-soiled. Some instances of light foxing.
An attractive set. (Inventory #: 11404)