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Item #73360 The New Constitution of France, Literally Translated from the. France, Constitution of 1793.
The New Constitution of France, Literally Translated from the...

The New Constitution of France, Literally Translated from the...

Dublin Imprint of an Early English Translation of France's Constitution of 1793 [France]. [Constitution of 1793]. The New Constitution of France. Literally Translated from the Original Copy, Presented to the People of France for Their Consideration. By the Committee of Constitution, Consisting of Barrere, Brisot, Condorcet, Gensonne, Petion, Danton, Sieves, Thomas Paine, and Vergmaud. Dublin: Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore, W. Jones, And J. Rice, 1793. 70, [2], pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets to spine, hinges mended. Moderate rubbing to boards and their edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light browning to interior, light soiling and early struck-through signature to title page, recent (illegible) owner signature to front free endpaper. $1,250. * First edition. This is one of the earliest English-language editions of the Constitution of 1793, the second constitution ratified during teh French Revolution. Also known as the Constitution of the Year I or the Montagnard Constitution, it was a radical departure from the first constitution. It ended the constitutional monarchy of 1791, established a democratic government and universal male suffrage, and implemented a program of wealth redistribution. Together, OCLC and the ESTC locate 8 copies of our Dublin imprint in North America, none in law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue N41845.

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