Monday, 6 July 2009

Liberty of the Press, or Death!

This revolutionary periodical is from the amazing collection of Prof. Wallace Kirsop in Melbourne. I liked the imprint so much I asked, and was given permission, to reproduce it here.

The periodical, by Louis-Marie Prudhomme, is Revolutions de Paris, Dediees a la Nation (9 to 16 March 1793). The imprint translates as "Liberty of the Press, or Death!" I just love the hieroglyphic death's head.

[UPDATE: 2 July 2016: After all my pictures disappeared (again) I decided to give up on external hosts for large versions (1000px) of my image files and, for now on, will stick with the smaller images (500px), which Blogger is prepared to host.]

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