IMPRESSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY. - Mémoire... - Lot 161 - Binoche et Giquello

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IMPRESSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY. - Mémoire... - Lot 161 - Binoche et Giquello
IMPRESSION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY. - Mémoire sur la Prise de Toulon. [At the end]: At Ollioules, with Marc Aurel, Printer of the Army, s.d. [end 1793-beginning 1794]. Booklet in-4 of 8 pages, bradel modern cardboard.
Extremely rare booklet issued from the presses of the mobile printing house of the revolutionary army.
Relation of the capture of Toulon (September-December 1793) and of the victory over the English, by general Dugommier, commander of the operations of the siege.
It was printed in small numbers by Marc Aurel, a printer from Valence, who had been entrusted with the management of this small printing house which followed General Carteaux's army from Avignon to Toulon (cf. Vallentin du Chaylard, Essai sur les impressions varoises..., p. 20, and Parès, Imprimeries d'escadre, pp. 126-127).
This army printing house was the creation of Bonaparte, an artillery lieutenant. [...] The pamphlets produced by this revolutionary printing house are documents that belong to history, curious writings where are engraved, in fiery strokes, the energy of our fathers and their deep faith in the cause of freedom for which they immolated themselves ("L'imprimerie à Toulon. 1650-1793" in Bulletin du bibliophile, 1891, pp. 495-512).
The only copy listed in the CCFr is kept in the library of Marseille.
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