Book Description

12mo., pp. [ii], xxviii, 221, [i]. Additional engraved frontispiece, engraved head- and tailpieces. Frontispiece and title a bit dusty, minimal foxing, margins of two leaves lightly waterstained, traces of small pasted paper slip on verso of last leaf. Contemporary crimson morocco, triple gilt ruled, spine triple gilt ruled, large gilt fleurons, gilt-lettered morocco label, small worm hole at foot, inner edges gilt, a.e.g. Joints expertly repaired, boards lightly rubbed. 18th century armorial bookplate of Louis des Champes des Tournelles to front pastedown, book label of Alfred Neild to ffep, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to flyleaf.
Dealer Notes
An attractively-printed pocket edition of the abridged Roman history written by the 4th century historian Eutropius.
This copy belonged to Louis des Champes des Tournelles (1744-95), a staunch Jacobin appointed French Minister of Finance in 1793. After Robespierre’s abolition of ministries, he was imprisoned for defending too ardently his brother, later executed on the guillotine. Louis died of poisoning in 1795.
Author Eutropius:
Date 1754.
Publisher Parisiis [Paris]: Typis Josephi Barbou.

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