Dictionnaire Abrege De La France Monarchique Ou La France Telle Qu'elle Etait En Janvier 1789
Gueroult, P.A.

Paris: Fuchs-Bernard-L'Auteur-Gratiot, 1802. F 451 pages + 1 page errata sheet at back; French text; author listed as "..jeune, ci-devant Professeur de Rhetorique dans l'Universite de Paris, Membre du Lycee des Arts."; dictionary laid-out alphabetically, with lengthy descriptions of topics, ie. "noblesse" gives a description of the nobility and the numbers of each sub-group-parlemans, chamberds des comptes, grand conseil, cours des monnaies, more; With other descriptions including the political names of the time, ie. "notaires au chatelet de Paris" defines duties of the post, and the "M. Garcerand leur doyen en 1789, et leur premier sindic M. Dulion"; under the listing for "regimens" is devoted a 12-page section giving the breakdown of the French Army, with commanders named, composition of the regiments, more; half-title page present; old stamp of Bibliotheque Thomas D'Aquin on title page; contemporary flat-backed leather spine, paper-covered boards in a faux tree-calf pattern, gilt decorated and titled spine; marbled endpapers, marbled edges, remains of old ribbon marker; edge, tips wear to binding, top of spine end chipped away 1/4"; old cello-taping repair along splits to hinge, (there is still enough there for possible rebacking) and block of text firmly sewn; old archival tape repair to bottom edge of title page, unobtrusive, some edge-soiling ; contents in very good condition overall and interesting. Good H (Item ID: 10647)


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