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"Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!" - 12mo, unbound leaves laid into plain creamy-yellow wraps (soiled, with tiny chip at top of front wraps; crease & tear to top corner of rear wrap); titled in holograph on front cover. 14 & [i]pp. Fine in good wraps. A famous letter from the Girondin interior minister, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere (1734-1793), addressed to King Louis XVI. It is an impassioned appeal for the King to cooperate with the National Assembly. The letter was drafted by Roland's wife, Jeanne-Marie Philipon Roland de la Platiere (1754-1793), known commonly as Mme Roland. Her salon in Paris was a meeting place for the Girondins, and from it she directed her husband's activities. As a result of this June 10, 1792 letter, Roland--together with most of the other Girondin ministers--was dismissed from the Cabinet (June 13) by Louis XVI. Roland's June 13 statement to the Assembly is appended to the end of this pamphlet. Mme Roland was arrested during the Jacobin insurrection in 1793, and was guillotined November 8th. Her famous last words were: "Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!". Rare. [RLIN locates only 3 copies].
Title: LETTRE ECRITE AU ROI, PAR LE MINISTRE DE L'INTERIEUR. Le 10 Juin 1792. L'An Quatrieme de la Liberte.
Publisher: Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792.: 1792.
Book Condition: Very good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 453
Keywords: HISTORY; LIBERTY; FRENCH REVOLUTION; GIRONDINS; JACOBINS; KING LOUIS XVI; NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; FRANCE; JEAN-MARIE ROLAND DE LA PLATIERE; GUILLOTINE; LETTER; ESSAY; POLITICS; SPEECH.