BLANC ({Jean Joseph} Louis, 1811-1882, French Socialist Statesman)

Autograph Letter Signed to Dear Mr Merivale saying he will "be most happy to avail myself of your and Mrs Merivale's kind invitation to dinner ...", 1 side 8vo., London, 16th December frayed at left hand edge as on very fine paper

Blanc was exiled to Britain after the Revolution of 1848. As far back as 1839, Louis Blanc had vehemently opposed the idea of a Napoleonic restoration, predicting that it would be "despotism without glory", "the Empire without the Emperor." He therefore remained in exile until the fall of the Second Empire in September 1870, after which he returned to Paris and served as a private in the National Guard.

Item Date:  1869

Stock No:  40578      £55



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