Félix Potin, Nadar, Eugène Disdéri, Eugène Pirou, Pierre Petit (Phot.) - 500 Célébrités contemporaines - 1900

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Félix Potin, Nadar, Eugène Disdéri, Eugène Pirou, Pierre Petit (Phot.) - 500 Célébrités contemporaines - 1900
Curio & ephemera, Illustrated, Memorabilia, Photography - Quantity: 1 - 2 extra photos - Album

Good copy of the famous Felix Potin's photographic album, containing 502 photographs (complete of the 500 photos + 2 extra photos) made by great French photographers at the time: many of the photographs are signed Nadar (1820-1910), Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889), Eugène Pirou (1841-1909) or Pierre Petit (1831-1909).

They are portraits of celebrities in various domains: foreign sovereigns and their families, Presidents of the Republic, Politicians, Clergy, Army & Marine, Magistrature, Science-engineers, Explorers, Medicine, Men of letters, Music, Painting, Sculpture, Lyrical & dramatic artists, Sports, etc.

Complete album in which has been added extra photographs of two people in different postures (see pictures): Octave Mirbeau (one photograph by Bary and the other photograph by Reutlinger) & Albert Lambert (one photograph by Nadar and the other photograph not signed).

Bound in simili-leather imitating crocodile, biographies in French facing plates on which photographs are glued.

Good overall condition, cover slightly rubbed, other minor defects.

Lot details
Object
Album
Number of Books
1
Subject
Curio & ephemera, Illustrated, Memorabilia, Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Félix Potin, Nadar, Eugène Disdéri, Eugène Pirou, Pierre Petit (Phot.)
Book Title
500 Célébrités contemporaines
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1900
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Félix Potin
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
2 extra photos
Number of pages
80
Dimensions
38×24 cm
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