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Newberry French Pamphlet Collection

The Newberry Library's French Pamphlet Collection primarily consists of material published between 1780 and 1810 from the French Revolution Collection (FRC), the Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection, and several smaller collections of French Revolution era material. It charts the political, social, and religious history of the French Revolution. The material represents the opinions of all the factions that opposed and defended the monarchy during the turbulent period from 1789 to 1799 and chronicles the events—both dramatic and quotidian—of the First Republic.  The FRC collection was acquired by the Newberry between 1957 and 1961 from Michel Bernstein, a book dealer in Paris. There are complete runs of well-known journals ( portion provided here), as well as many rare and unknown publications. While the majority of the pamphlets were printed in Paris by the Imprimerie nationale, there are also significant numbers of provincial publishers and fictitious imprints.

This collection also includes about 3,000 French political pamphlets published between 1560 to 1653 that document a period of religious wars and the establishment of the absolute monarchy.  The bulk of the collection was purchased in the late 1940s from New York book dealer H.P. Kraus.


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Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Courtois, Edme-Bonaventure, 1754-1816.; Courtois, Edme-Bonaventure, 1754-1816; Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794; France. Convention nationale
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topic: Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Cloots, Anacharsis, 1755-1794.; Cloots, Anacharsis, 1755-1794; Pauw, Cornelius, 1739-1799
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Republicanism, State, The, Political science, French language
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles,1688-1766; Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766; Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766. Atlas universel; Robert de Vaugondy, Didier, 1723-1786; Boudet, Antoine, 1715?-1787, bookseller; Labottière, Louis-Guillaume, b. 1715, bookseller
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Prospectus for: Atlas universel / par M. Robert et M. Robert de Vaugondy. Paris, 1757
Topics: Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766, Booksellers and bookselling, Map publishing
Source: folio
Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794, Treason
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Boudin, Jacques Antoine,1756-1797.
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Caption title
Topics: Oils and fats, Edible, Forest reserves, Agricultural laws and legislation
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1741-1790.; Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1741-1790; Alton, Richard, Graf d', 1732-1790; Bossange, Martin, 1765-1865, publisher; Garnéry, Jean-Baptiste, 1764-1843, publisher
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Not in Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topic: Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1741-1790
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Florentain, Regnauld,1687-1763; Florentain, Regnauld, 1687-1763; Sabatier, Pierre, 1682-1742, editor
texts
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Prospectus for the 1743 edition of the Old Latin version of the Bible, edited by Pierre Sabatier and published by Florentain
Topics: Bible, Bible, Publishers and publishing
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
texts
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Translation of: Compendio della vita e delle gesta di Giuseppe Balsamo, denominato il conte Cagliostro
Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Freemasons, Freemasons, Freemasonry, Impostors and...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Duval, Charles François Marie, 1750-1829.; Duval, Charles François Marie, 1750-1829; France. Convention nationale; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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"Pour être discuté trois jours après la distribution."
Topic: Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Mayeur, F. M. (François-Marie), 1758-1818.; Mayeur, F. M. (François-Marie), 1758-1818
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By F.M. Mayeur. Cf. Martin & Walter
Topics: Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793, Charles X, King of...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Marie Antoinette, cQueen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793,
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Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Hérault de Séchelles, Marie-Jean, 1759-1794.; Hérault de Séchelles, Marie-Jean, 1759-1794; Salgues, J. B. (Jacques Barthélemy), 1760-1830; Pougens, Charles de, 1755-1833, printer
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Notes by Jacques-Barthélemy Salgues
Topics: Political science, Maxims, Education of princes
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Société de grands hommes.; Société de grands hommes; Rivarol, Antoine, 1753-1801
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"Les Bagnolaises. Elles contiennent différens fragmens de correspondance entre MM. le Comte de Rivarol père, & le Comte de Rivarol fils, seigneur de Bagnol & autres lieux": p.[iii]
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Grégoire, Henri, 1750-1831.; Grégoire, Henri, 1750-1831; France. Convention nationale. Comité d'instruction publique; France. Convention nationale; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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Caption title
Topics: Language policy, French language
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Geoffroy, Jean-Baptiste-Claude, 1750-1814.; Geoffroy, Jean-Baptiste-Claude, 1750-1814; France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791). Comité diplomatique; France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791). Comité des domaines; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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"II. rapp. du Clermontois"--Bottom of p. 17
Topics: Land tenure, Real property, Central-local government relations
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Gouges, Olympe de, 1748?-1793.; Gouges, Olympe de, 1748-1793; Gouges, Olympe de, 1748?-1793. Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne; Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793
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Caption title
Topics: France, Women's rights, Women
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Alliette,active 18th century.
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Signed at end: Etteilla
Topic: Oracles
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Desmoulins, Camille, 1760-1794.; Desmoulins, Camille, 1760-1794
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Proportional representation, Estates (Social orders), Monarchy
Caption title
Topics: France. Armée, Horses, Animal welfare
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Montorient, Théodore Vernier, comte de, 1731-1818.; Montorient, Théodore Vernier, comte de, 1731-1818; France. Corps législatif (1795-1814). Conseil des anciens; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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Caption title
Topics: Land value taxation, Taxation
Not in Martin & Walter
Topic: Calendar, Republican
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Carrières, R.P. de, 1662-1717; Calmet, Augustin, 1672-1757; Vence, Abbé de, 1676-1749; Martin, Gabriel, 1679-1761, bookseller; Coignard, Jean Baptiste, 1693-1768, bookseller; Mariette, Pierre-Jean, 1694-1774, bookseller; Guérin, Hippolyte-Louis, 1698-1765, bookseller
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Prospectus for "La Sainte Bible en latin et en françois," published 1748-1750 with French translation of the Latin Vulgate by Louis de Carrières and commentaries by Augustin Calmet, Abbé de Vence, and others
Topics: Bible, Bible, Booksellers and bookselling
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Chambon de Montaux, Augustine.; Chambon de Montaux, Augustine; Chambon de Montaux, M. (Nicolas), 1748-1826; Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes
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"Ouvrage approuvé par l'Institut national."
Topics: Bee culture, Bees
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Auch (France). Garde nationale. Comité militaire.
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Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Depalmeus; Depalmeus
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Binder's title: Conquest du roy
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Aubusson, Pierre-Arnaud, vicomte d', 1717-1797.; Aubusson, Pierre-Arnaud, vicomte d', 1717-1797
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"Essais du simple bon sens, sur la théorie des loix civiles & sur l'économie politique des Etats policés. Par un membre externe de la Société d'agriculture de Brive-la-Gaillarde"--P. [49]-87
Topics: Land tenure, Monarchy
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Guffroy, A. B. J. (Armand Benoît Joseph), 1740-1800.; Guffroy, A. B. J. (Armand Benoît Joseph), 1740-1800; France. Convention nationale; Guffroy, A. B. J. (Armand Benoît Joseph), 1740-1800, publisher
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Le Bon, Joseph, 1765-1795, Duquesnoy, Ernest-Dominique-François-Joseph, 1749-1795, France....
Topics: History, Storming of the Bastille (France : 1789)
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by France. Directoire exécutif; France. Directoire exécutif; Treilhard, M. (Jean-Baptiste), 1742-1810; Lagarde, Joseph-Jean, baron, 1755-1840; Imprimerie du Dépôt des lois, publisher
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Caption title
Topics: Land tenure, Forests and forestry, Appellate procedure
Caption title
Topics: Housing, Bureaucracy
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Courtois, Edme-Bonaventure, 1754-1816.; Courtois, Edme-Bonaventure, 1754-1816; Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794; France. Convention nationale; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topic: Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Condom (France). Citizens.
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Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Portalis, Jean-Etienne-Marie, 1746-1807.; Portalis, Jean-Etienne-Marie, 1746-1807; France. Corps législatif (1795-1814). Conseil des anciens; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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Caption title
Topic: Divorce
Titles and imprints vary
Topics: Conspiracies, Political crimes and offenses
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Chesneau, R.-Ch.,commissaire à terrier.
texts
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Caption title
Topic: Cadastres
Not in Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Feudalism, Feudal law
Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Patriotism, Patriotic plays
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by France.Sovereign (1799-1814 : Napoleon I); France. Sovereign (1799-1814 : Napoleon I)
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Caption title. Imprint at foot of p. 8
Topics: Printing industry, Bookbinding industry
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
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Signed: Girardot
Topics: Louis XVI, King of France, 1754-1793, Evidence (Law)
Topics: Mémoire de Mr. Necker en réponse aux faits avancés par Mr. de Calonne (Necker, Jacques),...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Delaunay, Pierre,18th cent; Delaunay, Pierre, 18th cent; Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635. Works
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Prospectus for an unrealized postumous edition of Callot's etchings, which were to have been pulled from plates that Jacques Fagnani acquired from Israël Sylvestre's son-in-law, Nicole Petit de Loigny
Topics: Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635, Booksellers and bookselling, Prints
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix,duc de,1756-1842.; Castries, Armand-Charles-Augustin de La Croix, duc de, 1756-1842; France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791)
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Caption title
Topics: Lameth, Charles de, 1757-1832, Apologies, Denunciation (Criminal law), Confiscations
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Bourdon, Léonard, 1754-1807.; Bourdon, Léonard, 1754-1807; Thibaudeau, Antoine-Claire, comte, 1765-1854; France. Convention nationale. Comité d'instruction publique; Imprimerie nationale (France)
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At head of title: Convention nationale
Topic: France. Assemblée nationale constituante (1789-1791)
Caption title
Topics: Revolutionary ballads and songs, National songs
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by France. Convention nationale; France. Convention nationale; Bréard, Jean Jacques, 1750-1840; Gleizal, Claude, 1761-1833; Ducos, Roger, 1747-1816; Imprimerie du Dépôt des lois, publisher
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Caption title
Topics: France. Armée, Horses, Grain trade
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Cloots, Anacharsis, 1755-1794.; Cloots, Anacharsis, 1755-1794; France. Convention nationale; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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At head of caption title: Convention nationale
Topics: Republicanism, Constitutional law
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Cardonnel, Pierre-Salvi-Félix de,1770-1829.; Cardonnel, Pierre-Salvi-Félix de, 1770-1829; Jard-Panvillier, Louis Alexandre, 1757-1822; Baudouin, François-Jean, 1759-1838, publisher
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eye 133
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Caption title
Topics: Religion and state, Government sale of real property
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Money, Coinage
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by France. Consulat (1799-1804); France. Consulat (1799-1804); Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Imprimerie du Dépôt des lois, publisher
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eye 133
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Caption title
Topics: France. Cour de cassation, Courts, Justice, Administration of
Caption title
Topics: Braconnier, citoyen, Justices of the peace
Caption title
Topics: Military dependents, Military dependents
Includes frontispiece engraving?
Topics: Freemasonry, Illuminati, Freedom of religion
Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Municipal government, Finance, Public, Bridges, Roads
Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topics: Counterrevolutionaries, Insurgency
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Rifaud, J.-J.(Jean-Jacques),d. 1852; Rifaud, J.-J. (Jean-Jacques), d. 1852; Crapelet, Georges Adrien, 1789-1842, printer
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eye 128
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Prospectus for: Voyage en Egypte, en Nubie, et lieux circonvoisins, depuis 1805 jusqu'en 1827 / publié par J.J. Rifaud. Paris, [1830-1836]
Topics: Rifaud, J.-J. (Jean-Jacques), d. 1852, Booksellers and bookselling
Caption title. Without imprint
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Mallet du Pan, M. (Jacques), 1749-1800.; Mallet du Pan, M. (Jacques), 1749-1800
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Preface dated 1793
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Club des Jacobins, addressee
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Manuscript
Topics: France, Manuscripts, French
Caption title
Topics: Ships, Neutrality, Maritime law
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Diamond Necklace Affair, France, 1785, Impostors and...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Lacuée, Jean-Girard, comte de Cessac, 1752-1841.; Lacuée, Jean-Girard, comte de Cessac, 1752-1841; France. Corps législatif (1795-1814). Conseil des anciens; Imprimerie nationale (France), publisher
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eye 125
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Caption title
Topics: France. Gendarmerie nationale, Police administration, Criminal justice, Administration of
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Lefranc, François, abbé, 1739-1792.; Lefranc, François, abbé, 1739-1792; Lepetit, Jean-Jacques, d. 1803?, publisher; Guillemard, Louis-Augustin, fl. 1791-1829, publisher
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eye 124
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Attributed to François Lefranc. Cf. Martin & Walter
Topics: Freemasons, Freemasonry, Conspiracy theories
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Lottin, Augustin-Martin, 1726-1793, printer; Lottin de Saint Germain, Jean-Roch, b. 1754, printer; Carbier, former owner. ICN
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Colophon: De l'imprimerie de Lottin l'aîne, & J.-R. Lottin, imprimeurs de la ville, rue S.-André-des-Arcs, (no 27), 1791 [i.e. 1790?]
Topics: France. Armée. Garde nationale, Festivals
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Regnault, Nicolas-François,1746-181; Regnault, Nicolas-François, 1746-1810; Regnault, Nicolas-François, 1746-1810. Botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde; Regnault, Geneviève de Nangis, 1746-1802; Dessain, Jean-Baptiste, 1730?-1782, bookseller; Delalain, Nicolas-Augustin, 1735?-1807?, bookseller; Lacombe, Jacques, 1724-1811, bookseller; Didot, François-Ambroise, 1730-1804, printer
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Prospectus for: La botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde, ou, Collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts / executé et publié par les Sr. et De. Regnaults. Paris, 1774 [i.e. 1770-1780]
Topics: Regnault, Nicolas-François, 1746-1810, Booksellers and bookselling, Botanical illustration
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Boulard, Antoine Marie Henri, 1754-1825, bookseller; Melling, Antoine Ignace, 1763-1831, bookseller; Née, François Denis, 1732-1817, bookseller; Didot, Pierre, 1761-1853, bookseller, printer; Melling, Antoine Ignace, 1763-1831. Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore
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Prospectus for: Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore / d'après les dessins de M. Melling. Paris : Chez les éditeurs, 1807-1819
Topics: Melling, Antoine Ignace, 1763-1831, Booksellers and bookselling
Caption title
Topics: Local elections, Local government
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Gouges, Olympe de, 1748?-1793.; Gouges, Olympe de, 1748-1793; Desrais, Claude Louis, 1746-1816, ill
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By Olympe de Gouges. Cf. Barbier
Topics: Taxation, Internal revenue, Finance, Public
Caption title
Topics: Jacobins, Political clubs
Caption title
Topics: France. Convention nationale, Finance, Public
Topics: France. Armée, Drill and minor tactics, Pikes (Weapons), Intrenchments, Military education,...
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
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Signed at end: A. Clesse
Topic: Catholic Church
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794.; Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794; Buisson, François, 1753-1814, publisher
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eye 115
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Martin & Walter. Révolution française
Topic: France. Armée. Garde nationale
Newberry French Pamphlet Collection
by Barbentane, Hilarion Puget de, 1754-1828
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Topics: Soldiers' writings, French, Military history