Lot 49 of 196:
Lithographes of the Fualdes Affair 1818  

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Premier et second Procès Fualdès ou, Représentation Lithographiée des principales scènes de cette épouvantable affaire et des personnages qui y ont eu le plus part, avec un texte qui en rend un compte abrégé



Osterveld l'Aine & Chex Martinet



6 un-numbered pages, plus 12 lithograph plates. 43x29.5 cm (17x11¾") loose in modern board portfolio. First Edition.

A rare series of lithograph depicting the people and scenes surrounding the sensational nineteenth century trial of the supposed conspirators in the murder of M. Fualdès. The body Fualdès, a retired magistrate, was found swirling in the eddy of a mill on the river Aveyron, a group of seven alleged conspirators was quickly rounded up, two much publicized and sensationalized trials were held, the conspirators found guilty, 5 were condemned to death, one to a life of hard labor and the last to a year's confinement. OCLC/WorldCat locates only 4 copies.


Lot Amendments

Disbound, stab-holes from a previous binding evident along one edge, some wear to page edges, foxing and some light soiling; good.

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