EXTRA ILLUSTRATED RECOLLECTIONS OF MIRABEAU, AND OF THE TWO FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES OF FRANCE. [Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau.]
MIRABEAU, AND OF THE TWO FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES OF FRANCE.
[Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau.]
Published by Philadelphia [PA]: Carey & Lea [Henry Carey and Isaac Lea], 1833.
1st American Edition the first English was 1832.
(Pierre Etienne Louis Dumont - Stephen Dumont, 1759-1829). [Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, 1749-1791.]
399 pages 27 extra illustrated plates
Bound in Full Red Morocco Bound by “Taffin” signed by the binder in the lower inside front board,
Taffin-Lefort amongst others “Trautz-Bauzonnet,
Lortic, Chambolle-Duru, and Gruel” were some of the best bookbinders in the 18th
and 19th centuries to imitate earlier styles of bindings.
In the 19th century, the demand of antiquarian book collectors for retrospective bindings was so great that there was a concerted effort on the part of bookbinders to copy earlier styles. Many of these binders produced outstanding designs of earlier years, ofttimes surpassing their models in the precision and brilliance of their tooling. The vogue for such lavish bindings continued well into the 20th century.
Making this a first American edition bound in France as an extra illustrated copy with a total 27 added plates.
In the summer of 1789 Dumont went to Paris. The object of the journey was to obtain through Jacques Necker, who had just returned to office, an unrestricted restoration of Genevese liberty, by cancelling the treaty of guarantee between France and Switzerland, which prevented the republic from enacting new laws without the consent of the parties to this treaty. The proceedings and negotiations to which this mission gave rise necessarily brought Dumont into connection with most of the leading men in the Constituent Assembly, and made him an interested spectator, sometimes even a participator, indirectly, in the events of the French Revolution.