1781 Compte Rendu Au Roi
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First Edition, Very Scarce
A very scarce work.
Jacques Necker produced this document as France was suffering financially. Necker was the director-general of the royal treasury and was blamed for the debt accrued from the American Revolution. King Louis XVI's expenditures were lavish, and his spending was affecting the country. Necker showed Louis XVI his annual report which the King subsequently tried to keep secret. This work was published in revenge and was rapidly translated into Dutch, German, Danish, Italian and English.
This is Necker's most influential work as it summarized the governmental income and expenditures. It was the very first record of Royal Finances being made public.
Collated, this copy is without the final leaf, and coloured maps.
ESTC reference no T121961.
An important publication in the history of France, as this work contributed to the reputation of the crown, and the French Revolution.
Disbound. Externally, generally smart. A few light spots to the title page. The first two leaves and pages 113-114 are detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional light spots to pages.
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