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French Revolution Collection

40,000 items.

Acknowledged to be one of the finest collections of newspapers, periodicals and books published at the time of the French Revolution and up to the restoration of the Bourbons. It includes 15,000 proclamations, broadsides and bulletins as well as contemporary periodicals and newspapers (over 1,000 titles).

The original folio edition of Moniteur (1789-1815) is present, together with an almost complete set of the Bulletin de la Convention Nationale (1792-1795), more complete, in fact, than the set available at the Bibliothèque Nationale.

The broadsides and proclamations are for the most part mounted in over 100 folio binders, and range in date from 1789 to 1871.

There are substantial runs of laws and decrees, with much critical and biographical material.

Finding aids

See also the following published guides:


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library