Lyon: 1945. Limited First edition. Softcover. 1/1000. Small folio (12 x 9 1/2"). , 185, pp (Text), xxxii (32)pp (Plates). Original printed wrappers, with yellow and white lettering to front cover. Laid in is a typed and handsigned letter from Noël Monod, treasurer of the United Nations from 1946 to 1971, to a Mr. Fred L. Hadsel, and dated New York, February 1947. In this letter, Noël Monod explains how this book came into existence, and how he got it. Upper margin of title page inscribed and signed by Prof. Pierre Mazel (who wrote the foreword) to Mr. Noël Monod, and dated July 1945.
This first issue of the "Memorial of the Oppression" is a detailed and pictorial account of German atrocities that occured in the Rhône-Alpes region of Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
This volume is illustrated throughout with 32 pages of photogravures depicting the various atrocities mentioned in this work. It is important to note that many of the photographs show graphic views of mutilated bodies, corpses being retrieved from mass graves, etc..
One of 1000 copies, of which this is No. 171.
Wrappers rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to spine. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #45674