Lot 964: Danton, Georges



2015-09-16 14:11:53

Lot 964: Danton Georges: (1759-1794) Leading Figure Of The French Revolution And First President Of The Committee Of Public Safety. Danton Voted For The Death Of Louis Xvi In 1793. Guillotined By The Advocates Of Revolutionary Terror. Rare D.S., Danton, One Page, 4To, Paris, 9Th September 1792, In French. The Partially Printed Document Being A Decree Of The National Assembly, Stating 'The Appointed Commissars To Visit The Weapons Factory, Insist In Getting Before Departure A Written Instructions Document Fully Developing The Purpose Of The Mission.' Further Reporting 'The Document Has Been Returned To The Extraordinary Commission', And Concludes 'The Assembly Decrees Also That The Provisional Executive Power Will Report Back To The Assembly About The Decisions Taken In Order To Facilitate The Weapons Manufacturing.' A Very Interesting Revolutionary Date Decree. Some Overall Age Wear And Creasing, With Few Extremely Small Pinholes, Otherwise Vg . Danton Was Appointed Minister Of Justice In 1792. This Document Was Signed During That Very Short Period Of Two Months. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £1500-2000
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