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BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, Jacques-Pierre; CLAVIÈRE, Étienne; CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de (eds.)

Le Moniteur. Numéro I-IV.

[No place: no publisher,] 1788 Stock Code: 51530
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The abolition of taxes

First edition, the first four numbers of Le Moniteur, a political journal edited by Brissot de Warville, Clavière, and Condorcet, all published. Issues two and four consider taxation, proposing the abolition of all existing taxes and their replacement by equally distributed voluntary subsidies.

In this volume, the fourth number is the 50-page edition. Garrett notes: "The Bibliothèque nationale has the only complete collection of Le Moniteur. The British Museum has a 38-page edition of the fourth number, and Cornell University has versions of the same pamphlet in 48- and 50-page editions. Among the other major collections of French revolutionary pamphlets in this country i.e. USA, Le Moniteur is to be found only at Harvard University (48-page edition of the fourth number), Princeton University (50-page edition of the fourth number), and the New York Public Library (an edition of the third number differing slightly from that in the Bibliothèque nationale)" (Clarke W. Garrett, "The Moniteur of 1788", in French Historical Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, Spring 1968, pp. 263-73).

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4 parts in one volume, octavo (188 x 119 mm), pp. 14, [2] bl.; 20; 32; 50. Modern dark red quarter morocco, spine lettered in gilt, patterned paper boards, old red edges to first 3 parts.


Ownership stamp of Thomas Valletau de Chabresy to title verso of the fourth part.


Boards rubbed at lower outer edges, some dampstaining to part 4, very good copies.


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