WITH MAJESTIC GILT ARMORIAL COAT OF ARMS OF LA CAISSE D’ESCOMPTE,
PREDECESSOR TO THE BANQUE OF FRANCE, ALMANACH ROYAL FOR 1792
(ECONOMICS) (DUBUISSON, Pierre-Paul). Almanach Royal, Annee Bissextile 1792. Paris, 1792. French Almanach Royal for 1792, issued only one year before the execution of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoindette, a rare volume displaying the gilt armorial coat of arms of La Caisse d’Escompte, controversial predecessor to the Banque of France, founded in 1776 and ended amidst revolutionary unrest one year after publication of this alamanac, with elaborate gilt tooling by plaque of celebrated royal binder Pierre Paul Dubuisson. $22,000.