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5 original issues of the serial format -- published in fifteen parts. ##### 1st ed. stapled wrappers, 10-1/2”x14-1/2”. Five original issues of this serial publication, depicting the events and destruction of the Paris Commune -- photographs of barricades, destroyed buildings, battle scenes. Each issue has eight or nine photographs. Accurate bibliographic information is scarce, but we believe there were fifteen issues published -- subsequently bound in book form. The bound volume was published in1890 and these serial parts were probably published shortly before. While the bound volume is reasonably common, and has recently been reprinted, these original parts are scarce. From the introduction: “Many volumes have been written about the Commune: some to defend it, others to attack it. We wanted to bring simply and without comments the photographic reproduction of the men and things of the Commune, the only documents incontestable. We collected from all sides, from all sources, the materials likely to enlighten public opinion: their authenticity is not debatable and it is perhaps the only living testimony of the events that followed the Franco-German war. The original photographs of 1871 leave much to be desired, from the point of view of preservation and sharpness, as the turning and instantaneous processes were still in their infancy. Nevertheless, we wanted to reproduce them faithfully, without the slightest touch, which would have distorted their character." Condition is good overall. The photographic pages are all complete and in very good-fine condition. Covers are damaged.##### No. 2. 8 photos; both covers and 2 pages of text partially detached; No. 4. 9 photos. light wear to covers but intact. No. 5. 9 photos; covers and first page partially detached No. 6. 9 photos; covers and first page partially detached No. ?: lacking front cover; back cover detached. 8 photos complete. May be lacking a first page of text.
Title: Paris Sous La Commune / Par Un Temoin Fidele : La Photographie [Paris under the Commune by a faithful witness: photography.]
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Paris: Imprimerie Charaire at Sceaux.: 1890
Item: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: k200312m
Keywords: France, Paris, Paris Commune, Revolution, Politics, Government, History, Revolt, Military History