Very fine bound copy, rare as well preserved.
Second revised, corrected and considerably enlarged edition (the 1st, anonymous, having appeared in 4 volumes in-8° in 1796-97) of this curious work by François-Joseph-Michel NOËL (1756-1841 philologist, diplomat during the Revolution) which presents for each day of the year, a table of remarkable events, curious facts and anecdotes & which date from this same day in the history of all centuries and all countries.
A personal friend of Robespierre is particularly attached to the revolutionary period. The last
volume includes a table of contents.
Complete in 12 volumes in-8 one per month of the year, here established in 6 volumes.
Empire binding in full rooted sheepskin, smooth spine adorned with two ornate red and green morocco pieces and rich gilt decoration, framing lace on the covers, gilt wheels on the cuts.
Excellent condition, minor handling defects, bright gilding. Some corners a little damaged. Impeccable interiors.
Author: Noël, François-Joseph-Michel (1756-1841)
Title: Political, literary and religious ephemerides - January to December - Presenting for each day of the year a table of the remarkable events which date from this same day in the history of all centuries and all countries..
Publisher: In Paris, at Le Normant, rue des Prêtres-Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, No. 42; and Henri Nicolle, rue des fasteurs, n°26 [then] quai Malaquais, small hotel Bouillon. Year XI-1803 [then] Year XII-1803 and 1803.
12 volumes in 6 vol. in-8 of 20 x13 of approx 250 pp each.