Paris: Latude et Lejay, 1790.
Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #046325
3 volumes in contemporary paper covered boards, all neatly respined in leather in a period style. Wear at edges, modest scattered foxing, a few pages poorly opened; clean overall. First published with a false Amsterdam imprint in 1787. Frontis portrait in volume one. (6), 240pp; 225pp; 174pp.
Latude was famous for his long imprisonment (apparently for his part in a poorly conceived plan of sending poison or a bomb to Mme de Pompadour in order to warn her of it and attract attention to himself) and repeated escapes from the Bastille - including once where he actually used the old tying sheets together trick. Though he made much of his suffering while imprisoned, he likely lived there in some comfort. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046325.