A diverse collection of books, broadsides, and other ephemera of the French Revolution including The French Monarchy and the Ancient Regime, Ideological Roots of Revolution, and The Transition to Republicanism and Collapse of the Monarchy. This collection also features a true first edition of Diderot’s Encyclopédie, complete in twenty-eight volumes, and early editions of Rights of Man by Thomas Paine.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.
Diderot, Denis [Editor]; d'Alembert, Jean le Rond [Editor]; Jaucourt, Chevalier Jean de [Author]; Voltaire [Arouet, François-Marie] [ Author]; Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de [Author]; d'Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron [Author]; Condorcet, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de [Author]; Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques [Author]; Marmontel, Jean-François [Author]; Necker, Jacques [Author]
Robespierre, Maximilien; Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques; Mirabeau, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, (comte de); Desmoulins, Camille; Marat, Jean-Paul; Raynal, Guillaume Thomas François (L'Abbe); Mounier, Jean Joseph; Louis XVI [Capet]; Roland, Jean-Marie; Roux, Jacques; Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, (Marquis de); National Assembly; National Convention