1789 Life of Baron Frederic Trenck Prussia French Revolution Spy Guillotine

TRENCK, Baron Frederic

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Frederic Von der Trenck was a prominent Prussian Baron who was also an Officer and adventurer. He was sent by Austria to observe the French Revolution, where he was then captured and accused of being a spy, so he was sent to the guillotine on July 25 1794, two days prior to the end of the Reign of Terror of Robespierre.

 

A fine work discussing the life and adventures of Frederic Trenck. This lovely three volume set features a stunning frontispiece of Von der Trenck in chains. This edition is considered “One of Holcroft’s most successful translations” [Colby]. This English edition was translated from the German, by Thomas Holcroft

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1789 Life of Baron Frederic Trenck Prussia French Revolution Spy Guillotine

 

Frederic Von der Trenck was a prominent Prussian Baron who was also an Officer and adventurer. He was sent by Austria to observe the French Revolution, where he was then captured and accused of being a spy, so he was sent to the guillotine on July 25 1794, two days prior to the end of the Reign of Terror of Robespierre.

 

A fine work discussing the life and adventures of Frederic Trenck. This lovely three volume set features a stunning frontispiece of Von der Trenck in chains. This edition is considered “One of Holcroft’s most successful translations” [Colby]. This English edition was translated from the German, by Thomas Holcroft

 

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TRENCK, Baron Frederic

 

The Life of Baron Frederic Trenck; Containing His Adventures; his cruel and excessive sufferings, during ten years imprisonment, at the Fortress of Magdesburg, by Command of the late King Prussia; also anecdotes, Historical, Political and Personal

 

London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1789.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • 1 – [viii], 380
    • 2 – 352
    • 3 – 336
  • Reference: Colby;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)

 

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Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

TRENCK, Baron Frederic

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete