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Lot 24: de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French

Antiquarian Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions

December 14, 2012

London, United Kingdom

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Description: de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French revolutionary statesman, husband of Madame Roland, 1734-93) Economic report comparing France unfavourably to England signed by de la Platière, manuscript in French (?autograph), 4pp., removed from an album, folds, slightly browned, sm. 4to, Amiens, 1778. ***Headed "Memoire", this report is a scathing attack on France's economic situation in comparison with England. ('The Civil Service... has seen England triumph everywhere; beating us everywhere, and in fact excluding us from all areas where industry has managed to attract attention and mould tastes')..

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