Souvenirs Du Siege De Paris


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[003543] Draner; [Renard, Jules]. Souvenirs Du Siege De Paris – Les Defenseurs De La Capitale [with others]. ill. Draner; [Renard, Jules]. Paris: Bureau De L’eclipse, First Edition. Folio. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good. Colour lithographs loosely laid in a contemporary half morocco album, lettered Souvenirs du Siege de Paris in gilt to upper cover, heavily worn, with boards splitting from spine and weak.

Comprising mainly of Draner’s works making up his Au Bureau de l’Eclipse portfolio, n.d. c.1872, namely Souvenirs du Siege de Paris – La Defenseurs de la Capitale complete with a title and thirty-one plates; his Paris Assiege with plates one to twenty-four only (of thirty-one – see Le Quillec 1498); and his Soldats de la Republique, with plates one to six and eight to twenty-four (so twenty-three of thirty-one plates), also included are a couple of steel engravings and a few modern newspaper cuttings about the Commune and with an incomplete copy of Cham and Daumier’s Album du Siege (see Le Quillec 899 and 1290, described as “dessins du celebre”), with twenty-one monochrome lithographs only (of forty).

Jules Renard (1833-1926), was a Belgian artist, Draner being an anagram of Renard. Cham was the pseudonym of Amedee Charles Henry, Comte de Noe; Honore Daumier (1808-1879), printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor.

For Draner’s works, Colas 894, 892 and 893 and Lipperheide 3626, 3625 and 2330 respectively