8vo (200 x 130 mm), pp. 269, , [1, blank], 11, [1, blank]; contemporary mottled calf, gilt; joints slightly cracked.
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Déportation et naufrage de J. J. Aymé, ex-législateur; suivis du tableau de vie et de mort des déportés, a son départ de la Guyane, avec quelques observations sur cette colonie et sur les nègres.
First edition. An account of Aymé’s experiences following 18 Fructidor when he was deported to French Guiana as an alleged Royalist. He provides a highly critical description of the political exiles’s colony at Cayenne, which includes tables giving the names and personal details of his fellow deportees. Aymé continues with his escape aboard the American ship Gothenburg and the ensuing shipwreck off the Scottish coast near Fraserburgh. Most of those on board were lost but Aymé and a few others were rescued. He wrote this memoir of his experiences on his return to France.
Before his deportation Aymé had served as procureur générale of the département de la Drôme (1790–91) and on the Council of the Five Hundred. On his return from exile he was put in charge of the hated Napoleonic taxes, the droits réunis, first in the region of Gers and then at Ain.
Bartlett (JCB) II 4068; Howgego L37; Sabin 2521.
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