[Drop Title] Calendriers Illustrés Pour 1849 et 1850. REVOLUTIONS OF 1848, FRANCE.

[Drop Title] Calendriers Illustrés Pour 1849 et 1850

Paris: Binet, 1848? First Edition. The movement to overthrow the July Monarchy burst on the scene following the highly unpopular outlawing of political campaign banquets, a tradition used by middle class oppositionists to circumvent the laws banning political meetings and public demonstrations. When all political banquets were banned in February, 1848, Republicans and Orleanists alike descended on the city of Paris, quickly ousting Louis-Philippe I and establishing the Second Republic. The present calendar broadside is adorned with several momentous scenes from the days of the 22nd to the 24th, including the capturing of the Place de la Concorde; the Chateau d'Eau (now the Place de la République); the Tuileries; and the hotel de Ville. Also includes depictions of the transportation of a crucifix from the captured Tuileries to St. Roch as a symbol of its liberation from the captivity of the monarchy; and the Duchess of Orléans with her two young sons at the Chamber of Deputies, unsuccessfully arguing that her young son Louis, grandson of Louis-Philippe I, be named the new monarch. Between eight small vignettes are three larger scenes, of Lamartine declaring the Second Republic; a group portrait of the leading figures of the new government and the Revolution; and la Marianne uniting French citizens, whether they be clergymen, soldiers, middle class, laboring class, white or black. We find none in commerce or the auction records as of February, 2020, nor separately catalogued in OCLC. Original oversized pictorial broadside (52.5x78cm.); adorned with calendars for the years 1849 and 1850 on left and right margins and eleven steel-engraved vignettes of scenes from the February Revolution in Paris, 1848. Previous folds with some subsequent splitting touching text and images without loss, general wrinkling and a few soil spots, else Very Good overall.

Price: $750.00

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