Les Martyrs de la République, Galerie Historique des Généraux tués et blessés Pendant l’Insurrection de Juin 1848, avec une Notice sur la Viet et la Mort de l’Archevêque, dédié a la Garde Nationale, à la Garde mobile et à l’Armée.
Wood-engraved frontis. -106,  pp. Small 8vo (150 x 94 mm.), orig. printed wrappers (a little worn), title on spine, leaves uncut. Paris: Giroux & Vialat, 1848.
First edition, in its original printed wrappers, of a scarce account of the 1848 Revolution, published several months after the uprising’s turbulent events. This staunchly Republican work commemorates the sacrifices of generals and troops who died during the worker revolt in Paris. There are accounts of the deaths of Generals Bréa, Négrier, Duvivier, Damesme, Bourgon, Regnault, and François. The final 30 pages concern the life and tragic death of Denys Auguste Affre, archbishop of Paris, who was killed by a stray bullet as he desperately attempted to intercede with the workers of Paris. The nicely engraved frontispiece, serving as pages 1-2, illustrates the moments before General Bréa’s execution.
In excellent condition; the wrappers are a little worn at the edges; internally fine. WorldCat locates only one copy in North America.
Item ID: 7312