Esteemed work, first-hand document on the Second Empire and the transformations of Paris,
written by Haussmann himself at the end of his life.
This third edition was published during the author's lifetime & is complete in 2 volumes thick octavo, including volume 2 in original (without mention of edition).
Illustrated with 4 photographic portraits of Baron Haussmann reproduced in phototype, 2 of which are in
Prestigious provenance from the Thomas du Fossé de Bosmelet family library
with his engraved heraldic ex-libris affixed to the inner covers. A library testifying “to the
true devotion that has been
perpetuated in the family up to the 20th century with regard to its Jansenist past and mainly
around Pierre Thomas de Fossé
Volume I (3rd edition): Avant l’Hôtel de Ville. La Restauration. Révolution de 1830. Gouvernement de Juillet. République de 1848. Le prince président. Coup d’état du Deux Décembre. L’Empire; 2 portraits , XV-587 pp.
Tome II (Edition originale) : Préfecture de la Seine. Exposé de la situation en 1853. Transformation de Paris. Plan et système financier des grands travaux. Résultats généraux en 1870 ; XV-576 pp., 2 portrait h.t.
A third volume appeared posthumously in 1893, in deficit here.
Author: Haussmann (baron).
Titre: Mémoires du Baron Haussmann Vol. I : Avant l’Hôtel de Ville - Vol. II : Préfecture de la Seine
Place: Editeur, Date:Paris, Victor-Havard 1890
Size: Octavo of 23x16.5 cm
Binding: Good quality bindings in black half-shagreen, Adorned ribbed spine decorated with the title and volume number with golden letters and fine and bold threads in cold framing and on the ribbing.
Condition: Very good general condition, decorative bindings despite the slight exposure on the spine. Crisp and clean inside, some sparse and light foxing.
- Number of Books
- Architecture, Bindings, Topography
- Author/ Illustrator
- Baron Haussmann (Georges Eugène)
- Book Title
- Memoires du Baron Haussmann - Paris - I : Avant l’Hôtel de Ville - II : Préfecture de la Seine
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 22×14 cm