A brief journal of what passed in the City of Marseilles, while it was afflicted with the plague, in the year 1720: extracted from the Register of the Council-Chamber of the Town-House, kept by Monsieur Pichatty de Croissainte (etc.)

By: Pichatty de Croissante; Defoe, Daniel (tr. - attrib.)

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This translation of Pichatty's Journal abrŽgŽ de ce qui s'est passŽ en la ville de Marseille depuis qu'elle est affigŽe de la contagion is attributed by some to Daniel Defoe. The original work is very rare, as it was suppressed after publication. Pichatty de Croissante, councillor and orator in the City of Marseilles, also held the position of Procureur du Roi and was thus in charge of the police; he presented his account in the form of a diary, and it has been evaluated by Bertrand (in his history of the plague published in 1723) as being highly accurate. This copy, while well-preserved in a modern binding, is incomplete as it lacks pp. 75-76; these were originally numbered 67 and 68 because pp. 73-76 repeated the numbering of the previous four pages (pp. 65-68). The original price (one shilling) has been partly obliterated on the t.p.

Title: A brief journal of what passed in the City of Marseilles, while it was afflicted with the plague, in the year 1720: extracted from the Register of the Council-Chamber of the Town-House, kept by Monsieur Pichatty de Croissainte (etc.)

Author Name: Pichatty de Croissante; Defoe, Daniel (tr. - attrib.)

Categories: Medicine,

Edition: 1st edition thus; first published in French in 1720

Publisher: London: printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane: 1721

Binding: Modern cloth

Book Condition: V.g.

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 6337

Keywords: English