et organisation des Carbonari, ou Documens exacts sur tout ce qui concerne l'existence, l'origine et le but de cette société secrète. Par M. Saint-Edme (pseudonym. of E.Th. Bourg). Paris, Corby etc., 1821, VI,216 pp., 1 large fold. engr. handcol. plate, contemp. half calf w. gilt spine.
Occ. minimal defects. A fine and attractive copy. from the Chateau Mouchy library, with its heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown. This library was sold at auction in 1872 (catalogue digitally available); our work was sold as number 1883, location "FF - 5" ("avec la planche du brevet"). Caillet 9754. The original edition. The Carbonari were a secret society of revolutionary tendency, probably an offshoot of the freemasons, from whom they differed in important particulars. They gained inporatance in Southern Italy during the Napoleonic wars. In France they took root about 1820. Bound with: (2) (L.A.Fr.) de Marchangy. Plaidoyer (...) prononcé le 29 aout 1822, devant la cour d'assises de la Seine, dans la conspiration de La Rochelle. ParisA. Boucher etc., 1822, 241 p. Caillet 7111. Louis Antoine François Marchangy (1782-1826), sollicitor-general at the court of appeal. Curious and violent requisitory against the Freemasons and Carbonari in the trial of the "four sergeants of La Rochelle". Added 1 other, on Freemasonry (1845, poor copy) (total 2).