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.
- Number of Books
- Curio & ephemera, Illustrated, Memorabilia, Photography
- Author/ Illustrator
- Félix Potin, Nadar, Eugène Disdéri, Eugène Pirou, Pierre Petit (Phot.)
- Book Title
- 500 Célébrités contemporaines
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Félix Potin
- Binding/ Material
- 2 extra photos
- Number of pages
- 38×24 cm