London: Baylis, Greville-Street, Se vend chez l'auteur, N° 29 Great Pulteney-street, Golden Square, 1798.
First edition of the most important contemporary work on the captivity of Louis XVI. Engraved frontispiece of the Temple and engraved plan of the second and third storeys of the Temple, with facsimile plate of two notes by Marie-Antoinette.  ff. [half-title and title],  ff. [list of subscribers], 239 pp.,  f. [note]. Bound with six inserted blank leaves after list of subscribers containing three tipped-in contemporary engravings of the Temple tower (Guyot and Henriot). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Joints cracked but holding. Very good Tourneux, pp. 300-301. Item #220626
Clery was the faithful valet de chambre of Louis XVI during his imprisonment in the Tour du Temple, and thus an intimate witness to the days leading up to 21 January 1793, when Louis XVI was guillotined on the place Royale. An essential document in the history of revolutionary France, here in the first edition, with inserted contemporary engravings.
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