Lot 24: de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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')..