Title: L'Urne des Stuarts et des Bourbons, ou Le fond de ma conscience sur les causes et les effets des 21 janvier des XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe siecles chez les deux peoples, 1815. Louis XVIII Arms
Author: Louis Ange Pitou
Publisher: Paris, chez L. A. Pitou
Condition: Very Good
An uncommon early 19th century first edition of Pitou’s Urn of the Stuarts and the Bourbons, or The Bottom of my Conscience on the Causes and the Effects of January 21 of the XVIth, XVIIth, XVIIIth and XIXth centuries in the two peoples. This royalist work begins with a frontispiece engraved with the portrait of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
This volume bears the gilt arms of King Louis XVIII, King of France from 1814 to 1824, except during the Hundred Days in 1815. Louis spent a combined twenty-three years in exile: during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and during the Hundred Days. There is also a later bookplate for one Lord Ashburton.
Worldcat records 26 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One finely bound volume in octavo, XXIV+430+(2) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with light rubbing and scuffing to the binding. Some of the gilt has faded to the rear board. There is light foxing throughout.