Louis Blanc ANS

Louis Blanc A.N.S.



[002951] Blanc, Louis. A.N.S. [Possibly Part of a Lecture?]. No Place: No Publisher, First Edition. 24mo (Oblong). Unbound. Note. Signed by Author. Good. Autograph note signed, approximately 210mm x 130mm in size.

Slightly creased, with small hole to head of left hand margin, otherwise quite bright and clean.

A note in French, in Blanc’s hand, possibly part of a lecture, it roughly translates as: “There are men who imagine that it is possible to be clever in evil, and that iniquity changes its nature, for that reason only it is called reason of state. Nothing more wrong thank god! The blow that reaches an innocent person shakes the security of all; it is therefore about the whole of humanity. Yes, to examine things from above, to study them in their entirety, thousands of drunk men, as a result of a truth that is unknown, are a calamity less than a single man who suffers as a result of an injustice we admit”.

Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc (29 October 1811 – 6 December 1882) was a French politician and historian. A socialist who favoured reforms, his political and social ideas greatly contributed to the development of socialism in France