La Commune de l'Avenir: Amour & Pensée Libres [Inscribed & Signed]. ANARCHISM, Achille LE ROY.

La Commune de l'Avenir: Amour & Pensée Libres [Inscribed & Signed]

Paris: Librairie Socialiste Internationale, n.d., ca. 1890. First Edition. Slim octavo (20cm.); publisher's pink pictorial wrappers; 24pp. Evidence of having been removed from larger volume, upper wrapper nearly separated, small loss at bottom fore-edge corner not approaching text, some toning along extremities, else Good and sound. Inscribed and signed by the author on upper cover verso: "Au citoyen Clément St. Gachie, Homme de lettres, à Geaune (Landes). / Témoignage de sincère estime de l'auteur / Achille Le Roy."

Call for a new Commune, opening with the statement "La Republique bourgeoise? Qu'on la vomisse!" Authored by the Communard proletarian typographer, poet, bookseller, and publisher Achille Le Roy, perhaps most significant for writing the song "Le Chant des Prolétaires" (1879) and publishing several of Louise Michel's works, including "Le Débâcle Universelle" and "L'Ère Nouvelle." Includes a short section on Free Love featuring an acrostic poem spelling out the name of a Victorine Labouret. Le Roy (1841-1929) served as a lieutenant of one of the Communard batallions during the Paris Commune and was deported, together with Michel, to New Caledonia (see Robert Brécy, "Le Drapeau Rouge," in "Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine," T. 22, no. 2, p. 264n). OCLC locates one copy in North America as of October, 2019, at Northwestern.

Price: $300.00

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