E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Monsieur de Paris.
The public executioner or Jack Ketch of France.
Riccardo de Albertes was a personal friend of all the Messieurs de Paris, who served the Republic. He attended all capital executions, and possesses a curious library.Newspaper Paragraph, January 25th, 1893.