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Le Drame de Varennes w/signed plate 1/160  

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Le Drame de Varennes. Juin 1791. D'Apres des Documents inedits et les Relations des Temoins oculaires. Portraits, Plans, Dessins inedits de Gerardin. Gravures sur Bois de Deloche.

Lenotre, G.


Librairie Academique Didier



[4], 403, [5] pp. With color portrait frontispiece, profusely illustrated with numerous additional plates, some color, wood-engraved illustrations and plans (a number full and double-page), and text illustrations throughout. (4to), finely bound in gilt-decorated red morocco, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers; housed in red moire silk slipcase. No. 137 of 160 Deluxe copies. 

Color plate on p. 37 signed and inscribed at the bottom in pencil by the artist. Rare, deluxe edition of this scarce volume on the royal flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.

The royal Flight to Varennes (French: Fuite à Varennes) during the night of 20–21 June 1791 was a significant episode in the French Revolution in which King Louis XVI of France, his queen Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Paris in order to initiate a counter-revolution  at the head of loyal troops under royalist officers concentrated at Montmédy near the frontier.

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Light scuffing to slipcase, leather darkening at spine and edges, rubbing to extremities; else near fine.

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