Paris: December 3,1789-May 24, 1790. 4to, 4- 6 pages per issue. A broken run of 152 issues, unbound, some minor soiling and fraying a very good collection. Includes numbers: 62-65; 67, 69-74; 76-90; 92-149; 162-209; 211-223; 226-229; 231-234. Item #35156
This well regarded political daily ran from 1789 to 1797. Its subjects were the daily political doings of Revolutionary France and the early days of the National Assembly. Louis Sebastien Mercier (1740-1814), French dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was born in Paris. The most important of his miscellaneous works are L' an 2440 (1770); L'essai sur lart dramatique (i~3); Nologie (1801); Le Tableau de Paris (1781-1788); Le nouveau Paris (1799); Histoire de France (1802) and Satire contre Racine et Boileau (1808). In politics he was a Moderate, and as a member of the Convention he voted against the death penalty for Louis XVI. During the Terror he was imprisoned, but was released after the fall of Robespierre.