[Jacobin Conspiracy]. Kennzeichen der Jakobiner.

[Augsburg], o. Dr., 1795.

12mo. 200 pp., 1 p. (errata), final blank leaf. Title-page enclosed by printed border. Contemporary grey wrappers.


Only edition of this apparently Catholic anti-Jacobin polemic, dedicated to "the rulers of the earth by the author".

"A curious mixture of early political consulting and police signalment, two hundred pages in length; a small, pocket-sized volume" (cf. H. J. Sandkühler, Enzyklopädie und Emanzipation [1988], p. 142). The anonymous author takes aim not only against the "Jacobin brood of vipers", but also against the Illuminati and the Freemasons, whom he identifies as their ancestors.

Binding a little stained; an inkstain to the lower corner of the first leaves. Printed on strong paper. This copy is from the library of the Hungarian linguist Dániel Csapó, with his handwritten ownership "K[ecskeméti] Cs[apó] D[ániel] Pest 1831" on the inside of the front cover. Rare.

Wolfstieg II, 42812. Ersch, Allg. Repertorium II, 3649. Reinalter, Aufgeklärter Absolutismus und Religion, p. 486. Dt. Freimaurer-Bibliothek Bayreuth, no. 4296.