Adam Weinberger Rare Books


450 USD
Louis Mandrin.  Authentic memoirs of the remarkable life and surprising exploits of Mandrin, captain-general of the French smugglers : who for the space of nine months resolutely stood in defiance of the whole army of France : with the copy of an intercepted letter, from one chief to another, relating some curious particulars, concerning the taking of Mandrin : translated from the French : to which is added, a geographical description of those cities, towns and castles on the frontiers of Savoy and Switzerland, and ... France, which were the principal scenes of action.  London : Printed for M. Cooper ... [et al.], 1755. "With a curious print of Mandrin."  8vo., 19.5 x 12 cm.  56 pp .  with two folding plates.  Later quarter calf, worn and starting, small corner loss to p. 9 without text loss.  A fascinating example of  a new genre of 18th century criminal biography, which grew out of the Renaissance tradition of roguery but was adapted to the political climate of 18th century France. This is a  rare and delightful English translation of the Testament Politique de Louis Mandrin, 1755.  The  life of the lawless Louis Mandrin, the most famous bandit of his age who rebelled against the Ferme générale, captured the French imagination.   Tales of his celebrated exploits, counterfeiting, smuggling, and murders were a sign of early discontent with the ancient régime.  $450.00  #AWBOOKSIGCAT1 #Pirates #Buccaneers #18thcentury #lawlessness #Smugglers #Counterfeiting  #rarebooks #specialcollections #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #ghostbusters  Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.