Madrid / France: Chez Copin Frères / Chez les principaux Libraires, 1809. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #29536
viii, 172pp. Contemporary green half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold, edges uncut. In the preface, the author, himself a victim of the Inquisition, recounts the story of his wife’s suffering at the hands of the Inquisitors. He bemoans the “sacerdotal despotism, superstition, and fanaticism” of the time and puts great faith in the ability of Napoleon to pull humanity into an age of liberty and justice. Drawing in pencil on the front pastedown endpaper. Rubbing to covers, wear to edges and corner tips. A very good- copy. Scarce. ; 16mo.