Auch Etwas über die Pressfreyheit…. Franz GEIGER.

Auch Etwas über die Pressfreyheit…

Wood engraved vignette on title. 19 pp. Small 8vo (185 x 110 mm.), self-bound, uncut. Altdorf: Fr. X. Z’graggen, 1828.

First and only edition of this very rare pamphlet on freedom of the press by Geiger (1755-1843), a Catholic priest and professor of theology in Lucerne. In 1788, he conspired with the Marquis de Vérac to restore Louis XVI to the throne. After being dismissed from his professorship, Geiger became a journalist and wrote numerous polemical pieces on church history, Catholicism, and contemporary political issues, including free speech. He founded the Schweizerische Kirchenzeitung, a Catholic theological periodical, which began publication in 1832 and is still issued.

In this piece, Geiger discusses the importance of press freedom and cites several incidents of censorship that had recently occurred in Switzerland. He also compares censorship systems in republics and kingdoms.

In very good condition; we locate no record of this work in WorldCat.

❧ Bibliographie der Schweizerischen Landeskunde, Vol. 5, p. 256.

Price: $250.00

Item ID: 6695

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