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Histoire des Girondins

By Alphonse De Lamartine

1848 - Paris - Furne et W. Coquebert

9" by 6", 463; 404; 398; 416; 416; 409; 384pp plus plates

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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An early set of Lamartine's fascinating history of the Girondins, or Girondists, in the original French.

Featuring a portrait frontispiece of the writer and numerous further portrait plates.

With bookseller's labels of P. Rolandi, Foreign Bookseller, Berners St to versos of front free-endpapers.

Volumes I, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of eight volumes.

The Girondists (in French: Girondins, and sometimes Brissotins) were a political faction in France within the Legislative Assembly and the National Convention during the French Revolution. The Girondists were a group of loosely-affiliated individuals rather than an organised political party with a clear ideology, and the name was at first informally applied because the most prominent exponents of their point of view were deputies to the States-general from Gironde.

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. A political idealist who supported democracy and pacifism, during his term as a politician in the Second Republic, he led efforts that eventually led to the abolition of slavery and the death penalty, as well as the enshrinement of the right to work and the short-lived national workshop programs. He is considered to be the first French romantic poet, and was acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence.

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally rubbed, three and a half spine labels missing and four coming away. Three hinges strained, seven slightly strained, but all holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright throughout, and intermittently clean, with light scattered spotting throughout, heavier to the first and last pages and prominent to volume I. Overall: GOOD.


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