SAINT-DESIRE, Désire T. H.

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SAINT-DESIRE, Désire T. H.
My Amusemens in the prison of Sainte-Pélagie. Paris, Everat printing plant, Year X - 1801. In-8 (183 x 122 mm) of 2 ff.n.ch., II pp., 3 ff.n.ch., 145 pp.
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Detention centre, created in 1662 by the Foundation of Repentant Girls Sainte-Pélagie became a prison for girls and women, before becoming a prison for those excluded from the French Revolution. From 1811 it became a departmental prison. The Marquis de Sade, Auguste Blanqui, Gustave Courbert, Honoré Daumier, Paul Lafargue, Charles Nodier, Pierre
Joseph Prudhon, and other famous figures are among the most famous residents of Saint-Pélage prison.
Origin: handwritten ex-libris on the title.
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