LEGACY OF DEATH. Seven Generations of French Executioners.

Author: Levy (Barbara)
Year: 1973
Publisher: Saxon House (Hants.)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: NrF./Vg.
ISBN: 0347000282
Price: 8.00
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Hardback. The remarkable saga of the Sansom family, who served as executioners of France for 7 generations, spanning 200 years. This book recounts the bizarre careers of the scoundrels and scapegoats who kept the Sansoms employed, as well as the unexpected trials, dilemmas, and adaptations of the Sansoms themselves. The family fortune reached its terrible climax during the French Revolution when Louis XVI himself died on the guillotine he had helped design. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 262pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of crime historian, Jonathan Goodman, with his embossed stamp on fep. Lightly browned pp., covers F. in vg. sunned dw.

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