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    Sale 2486 | Lot 221
    Price Realized: $1,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 221

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Turgot, [Anne Robert Jacques]. Mémoire sur les colonies Américaines. 75 pages. 8vo, stitched, original plain front wrapper; minor wear, minimal dampstaining to inner margin; uncut and unopened. Paris, 1791

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      First separate publication of a tract written in 1776 which first appeared as a chapter in Mazzei's "Recherches historiques et politiques" in 1788. It was prepared at the request of King Louis XVI by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Aulne (1727-1781), then serving as the French finance minister. It is dated 6 April 1776 on the final leaf. Turgot approved of the American Revolution but argued against French financial support for it. Howes T417 ("aa"); Sabin 97456. None traced at auction.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,250