Description

    Jacques Mallet du Pan. The History of the Destruction of the Helvetic Union and Liberty. Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, March, 1799. First American edition and first in English.

    More Information:

    First American edition and first in English (first published in French as Essai historique sur la destruction de la ligue et de la liberté helvétiques). Twelvemo (7.75 x 4.25 inches; 197 x 108 mm.). 264 pages. Complete with engraved frontispiece.

    Uncut, in the original blue boards, printed spine title with quatrefoil borders. Joints split, but boards still holding tight. A few bits of loss to spine, and especially to foot, with quires and lower cord exposed. Light soiling and wear to board extremities, with corners slightly bumped. Scattered light foxing, especially to preliminaries, and offsetting from frontispiece to title. Short horizontal tear to outer margin of title, not affecting any text. Overall, a very good copy, extremely scarce in original boards.

    A distinguished copy of this critical account of the invasion of Switzerland by the revolutionary armies of France, and the subsequent establishment of the so-called Helvetic Republic, by pioneer of political journalism Mallet du Pan (1749-1800).

    Evans 35765.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 308

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2018 March 17 Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 2 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,163,277