Paris: Au Bureau de l'Eclipse, n/d (ca. 1871). First edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. 83/93 plates. Red cloth portfolio containing a collection of drawings by Draner depicting with satire and humor the tragic events of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, which led to the German unification under the fateful leadership of Prussia. This collection is divided in 3 parts:
1). Les Soldats de la République. L'Armée Française en campagne (The soldiers of the Republic. The French Army at war. 31 plates).
2). Souvenirs du Siège de Paris. Les Défenseurs de la Capitale. (Memories of the siege of Paris. The defenders of the Capital. 31 plates).
3). Paris assiégé. Scènes de la vie Parisienne. (Paris under siege. Scenes of the Parisian life. 31 plates).
Ex-libris of Robert Florey (famous French screenwriter, actor and film director) at rear of front board. Scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine with small tears alongside spine. Incomplete. Missing: Plates 2, 7, 15, 17, 25, 26, 28 of "Les Soldats de la République"; Plate 8 of "Souvenirs du Siège de Paris"; Plates 22, 27 of "Paris Assiégé." Minor browning and slight creasing along pages. Tape-staining on outside margin of each title-page (not affecting text or drawing). Captions in French. Portfolio in poor to fair, inside in good condition. fair. Item #15655