Dénonciation au roi, des actes et procèdes par lesquels les…

Dénonciation au roi, des actes et procèdes par lesquels les ministres de sa majesté ont violé la constitution, dénaturé l'esprit et la lettre des nouvelles ordonnances, et détruit l'excellent esprit public, qui avait accueilli le retour des Bourbons ...

No place (Paris): Chez le veuve Villain, 1814. Deuxième édition, corigée. Disbound. 20 cm. pp (2), 32, sewn. With the half-title, no wrappers. Vertical indentation along right hand and bottom margins, illegible oval stamp on verso of title leaf, VG and clean otherwise, tightly bound. First published the same year by Blanchard (FRBNF36312437), this edition not noted by the BNF. There was also a third edition from Villain in 1814. Méhée de La Touche served as a spy in Russia and Poland in 1791. "He returned to Paris, and became a member of the Cordeliers and the Jacobin Club in 1792. He took part in the attack on the Tuileries Palace on 10 August 1792. That same evening, he was pronounced Secretary of the Paris Commune, and organised the September Massacres at the start of the next month, together with Sulpice Huguenin and Jean-Lambert Tallien. La Touche then became the secretary of Jean-Lambert Tallien, and in November 1795 was appointed First Secretary to the Minister of the War Department of the French Directory. Soon afterwards he held the same function in the Foreign Department under Charles-François Delacroix. He resigned in April 1796, and became editor of the Journal des Hommes Libres. In 1797, after the Coup of 18 Fructidor, he was convicted to be transported to Cayenne, together with Charles Pichegru, François-Marie, marquis de Barthélemy and thirteen others. He ran from justice, and after a few months was pardoned. In 1799, Bonaparte sent him to the Temple Prison, but he was again released in 1801. He started the philosophical and atheist weekly magazine L'Antidote in 1802. He was again arrested, and banished to Dijon and then to Oléron. He escaped from there, and became a French spy in England to report on French emigrants opposed against Napoleon.[He posed as a counter-revolutionary, and convinced the royalists in England that France was waiting to overthrow Bonaparte.In 1804 de La Touche revealed the plot, and the support it received from Francis Drake, the minister to the Perpetual Diet of Regensburg. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, he was no longer welcome in France and fled first to Switzerland and then to Brussels, where in 1817 he worked as the editor of Le Vrai Liberal. He was apprehended there, but escaped again the next day. He then moved to Königsberg, until he was allowed to return to France in 1819. In 1823 he was living in Paris, where he died in poverty in 1826. Mehée de La Touche was a prolific writer of pamphlets, essays, articles, letters, and books. Much of his production appeared in magazines and journals he created or was editor for. " - Wikpedia. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

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