LOT 224
SOLD €190,00

Heijdanus, J. (Brieven) Uit Parijs. (Account concerning the Franco-Prussian War)

Manuscript in 3 parts, ca. 1870-71, (4) (of ?), 9 and 17 p., the first two parts loose and folio/ 4to, the third part in carbon copy in a hleather 4to carbon copy book, the second and third part signed J. Heijdanus (respectively at the beginning and end), the third part dated "Parijs Augustus 187(?)".

The first part apparently incomplete; the third part w. later partial transcription. A nice, well-written, personal account of what happened in Paris due to the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) and the following Paris Commune, a revolutionary uprising which seized and held power for two months before its bloody suppression. Apart from the third part of the Paris account, the carbon copy book is filled with copies of letters, receipts etc. up to page 215, dated "Parijs 20 Augustus 1871" up to "Amsterdam 4 Februari 1885", and also has a number of loosely inserted letters and other documents at the end. Added: "Extract uyt het Register der Resolutien van de Hoog Mogende heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden Jovis den 25 November 1789", 54 p., contemp. boards (in mediocre condition). (total 4)

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