Curiosites Historiques ou Recueil de Pieces Utiles L'Histoire de France
Assorted documents touching on various interesting episodes in the history of France, including memoirs, essays, biographies, and personal accounts. The second volume begins with the "Procs criminel, fait au cadavre de frere Jacques Clment, Jacobin," an account of the posthumous trial of the monk who assassinated Henry III of France and was immediately killed himself, the trial culminating in Clment's body being quartered and burned. It also includes "Trait curieux, sur la Pucelle d'Orleans," addressing Pere Vignier's opinion that Joan of Arc was not really executed.
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1759
Place Published: Amsterdam
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: 346; 290 p. 15 cm. Full leather with gilt trim on spines, burgundy spine labels. Corners slightly bumped, occasional foxing. Vol. 1 has slightly cracking hinges.