BABEUF (Gracchus). Le Journal de la liberté... - Lot 68 - Rossini

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BABEUF (Gracchus). Le Journal de la liberté... - Lot 68 - Rossini
BABEUF (Gracchus). Le Journal de la liberté de la presse. 22 issues, n°1-22. - Le Tribun du peuple, ou le Défenseur des droits de l'homme. 20 issues, n°23-43. [Paris, 1794-1796]. Together 42 in-8 issues, in sheets or unbound. Revolutionary journal written by Babeuf, whose issues are very rare. It first appeared under the title Journal de la liberté de la presse in 22 issues (n°1 to 22) from September 3, 1794 to February 1, 1795, then continued under the title Le Tribun du peuple in 20 issues (n°23-32 and n°34-43) from October 7, 1795 to April 24, 1796 (Hatin, pp. 247-248 - Tourneux, n°10940 and 10951). The journal had a print run of 2,000 copies. No. 33 was never published, as the manuscript was seized by the police, leading to Babeuf's imprisonment on February 7, 1795. Babeuf continued to edit and publish his journal underground, but was arrested again in May 1796, brought to trial with his accomplices from the Conjuration des Égaux, and guillotined on May 27, 1797. Missing numbers 26, 37, 39, 41 and 43 have been reproduced here in facsimile to make this set "complete". Worm damage to the pages of some issues, some quires browned. The prospectus (8 pp.), in facsimile, is enclosed.
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