Peace-Republicans’ manual; or, The French Constitution of 1793, and the Declaration of the rights of man and of citizens, according to the Moniteur of June 27th, 1793; in the original French, together with a translation in English . . . extracts from a translation of Rousseau’s work on the social contract; and various other extracts, some in the French, and others in the English language; with numerous and extensive notes.

New-York: Sold by J. Tiebout & Sons, 1817. First edition. Original printed gray boards, 9.13 x 5.75 inches, [2], 2, [iii]-vii, [1], 161, [1] pages. Partially unopened. Fragile boards rubbed and stained; somewhat foxed throughout; a good, sound copy. Item #19856

“I hope that this compilation may contribute to eradicate from the minds of some Republicans in this Country their incorrect ideas respecting the political conduct and views of some of the renowned men who were conspicuous in the French revolution: men who, having devoted themselves to the good cause of liberty, died as martyrs in the cause! . . . I have compiled this publication under considerable disadvantages, arising in part from a feeble state of health and an imperfect acquaintance with both the English and French languages, not to mention other unpropitious circumstances.” A compilation of revolutionary European documents from the Dutch-Mennonite pacifist and anti-Napoleon activist Hulshoff (1781-1846), who had gone into self-exile in the United States between 1811 and 1820 to escape persecution. (She had been jailed for her anti-government pamphlets in the Netherlands.) Includes a page of ads for books not only from Tiebout, but also from T. & J. Swords and S. Wood in New York, as well as a book distributed from the Society of Universal Christian Friends on Chrystie Street in New York.

Price: $450.00

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