The Livre Rouge, or Red Book; being a list of secret pensions, paid out of the public treasure of France: and containing characters of the persons pensioned, anecdotes of their lives, an account of their service. And observations tending to shew the reaso

London: Printed for G. Kearsley 1790. First English edition of a book that has been attributed to Jean-Baptiste Martin Louis de la Bruyère by several sources (See Querard 4.558-559). Originally published in Paris, this book pretended to be a government publication, but was published to Text printed entirely in red. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, but a very good, uncut copy. Early twentieth-century half mauve calf over marbled boards. Original blue paper wrappers bound in. Octavo. [4], 163 pp. + 24 pp. pu (Item ID: 14087)

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