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BUONARROTI, Philippe.

History of Babeuf's Conspiracy for Equality;...

With the author's reflections, on the, causes and character of the French revolution, and his estimate of the leading men and events of that epoch. Also, his views of democratic government, community of property, and political and social equality. Translated from the French language, and illustrated by original notes, etc. by Bronterre, editor of the Poor Man's Guardian, Hetherington's Twopenny Dispatch, etc.

Availability: In stock

Published: London H. Hetherington, 1836

Stock Code: 127603

£350
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Notes

First edition in English of Buonarroti's history of Babeuf's failed socialist conspiracy, originally published in Italian in 1828, and here translated by the Irish Chartist leader James O'Brien (1805-1864) under the pseudonym Bronterre, adding a sketch of Buonarroti's life, a new preface, and copious footnotes. Buonarroti had been a conspirator with Babeuf, but escaped the guillotine and was later freed by Napoleon; his history of the conspiracy proved a major influence on the socialist thinkers of the 19th century and thereafter.

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Description

Octavo (178 x 108 mm). Contemporary black half calf, smooth spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled sides.

Condition

A little rubbed, front hinge beginning to split, some foxing. A very good copy.

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