[Barcelona: Imp. Llorens, 1871]. First Edition. Original pictorial letterpress broadsheet (31.5x22.5cm.); top third of recto adorned with original woodcut, text printed in double columns. Faint fold lines, a few tiny chips to extremities, light soil, else Very Good to Near Fine.
Fortune-telling broadsheet regarding the fate of France following the Siege of Paris in September, 1870. The author, a certain "Doctor Refilando," predicted the event in an article in "La Conviccion" two days prior, and the concluding list of predictions made on verso refer to his success as a soothsayer. Additional prophecies reproduced here include that made by a nun in Belley, France, in 1810; one made by another nun in Paris, 1829; a prophecy made in the13th century, in verse; and a list of fifteen made by Caesarius of Arles in the sixth century. Apparently unrecorded broadsheet, adorned with an original woodcut depicting the Siege of Paris during that Franco-Prussian War. We find none in commerce or the auction records as of February, 2020; nor separately catalogued in OCLC, COPAC, or KVK.