LENÔTRE’S WORKS ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, HANDSOMELY BOUND
LENOTRE, G. Works. London: Heinemann / Bodley Head / David Nutt / Hubert Jenkins / Hutchinson, 1906-34. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, top edges gilt, uncut. $2500.
Handsome set of English editions of acclaimed historian G. Lenôtre’s most famous works about the French Revolution, handsomely bound.
A respected historian, prolific French author G. Lenôtre, better known under his real name Théodore Gosselin, gained a favorable reputation among his peers for his works dealing with the French Revolution. He was particularly focused on the Reign of Terror and many of his works became primary sources in the years that followed. By the end of his life, he had been made an officer of the Légion d’honneur and been elected to Académie française. Titles includee The Flight of Marie Antoinette, The Last Days of Marie Antoinette, Romances of the Revolution, The Tribunal of Terror, A Gascon Royalist in Revolutionary Paris: The Baron de Batz, The Dauphin (Louis XVII). The Riddle of the Temple, The Daughter of Louis XVI, Tragic Episodes of the French Revolution in Brittany, The Tuileries. The Glories and Enchantments of a Vanished Palace, The Guillotine and Its Servants and The September Massacres. Bookplates.
Spines evenly toned to brown. Fine condition.