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    A Very Rare French-Revolution Era Pamphlet, Calling for the Execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

    [French Revolution]. Républicains, guillotinez-moi ce jean-foutre de Louis XVI et cette putain de Marie Antoinette, d'ici a quatre jours, si vous voulez avoir du pain. [Paris]: de l'Imprimerie de la Republique, [n.d., ca. 1792-1793]. First edition of this rare and inflammatory pamphlet, written anonymously ("Par un Commissaire National"). Two folded quarto leaves making eight octavo pages, unbound as issued. Leaves approximately 8.5 x 9.5 and 7.5 x 9.75 inches, unfolded. With two woodcut skull-and-crossbones ornaments at the top of page [1]. Both leaves with repairs to creases, (the leaf containing the first two and last two leaves has more extensive repairs), leaves toned and lightly thumbsoiled. Still, a fine example of this very rare and fragile item. Housed in custom-built portfolio and clamshell case. This fiery pamphlet states in no uncertain terms, that the vain and debauched king and queen ("Roi scélérat et stupide" and "Reine scélérat et perverse") have neglected their duties to France to the point that their conduct is an insult to France's honor. It then calls for their execution. Finally, it warns the Royalists that, unless they support the execution of the king and queen, they, too, will suffer the same fate as the monarchs. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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