Images

 

1.) Engraving by Achille Ouvré (1872-1951) that is found in Discours de la servitude volontaire suivi du Mémoire touchant l’édit de janvier 1562. Paris: Bossard, 1922. Introduction et notes de Paul Bonnefon.

2.) Engraving by Léo Drouyn (1816-1896) that is found in Oeuvres complètes d’Estienne de La Boétie. Paris: J. Rouam & Cie; Bordeaux: G. Gounouilhou, 1892. Notice biographique, variantes, notes et index par Paul Bonnefon.

 3.) An edition of La Boétie’s Discours was published in 1954 in Brussels (by Editions Pensée & Action). It includes a fourteen-page foreword by Belgian essayist, anti-militarist and social anarchist Hem Day (i.e. Marcel Dieu; 1902-1969). Also, illustrations by artist Jacques Laudy (1907-1993) accompany La Boétie’s text. Since this edition seems to have become rather difficult to find in our days, we have decided to publish some of Laudy’s images.