Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7æ"-9æ" tall. Green cloth stamped in gold on front cover. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with 12 full page plates. A look at the famous, infamous and lesser known prisons of the old regime and revolution in Paris. An interesting social history of the origins, purposes and inhabitants of Paris's dungeons. Light wear to cloth, very good.
Very Good + Hardcover. Very good plus in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Nice and bright. browning to endpapers, previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown. Black and white illustrations throughout. Text is clean and bright. French History. FRH1/9250.
Very Good. Now in a removable archival protective mylar clear cover. Rubbing to spine ends and board tips, otherwise a lovely clean original copy. Not a reprint. Green cloth covers with gilt to front and spine. "Sad as the gates of Prison", is an old French proverb which must once have had an aching significance. To the citizen of Paris it must have been familiar above most other popular sayings, since there was the menace of a prison door at almost every turn! The Dungeons of Old Paris were well-nigh as thick as its churches or its taverns. Until the 1789 revolution, The King was the great gaoler-in-chief of the State, but there were countless other gaolers. The terrible prisons of State, two of the most renowned of which, the Dungeon of Vincennes and the Bastille, have been partially restored. The towers and ramparts of the host of lesser prisons are equally important..; Black andwhite; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 265 pages.
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