FRANCE. Lettre-Journal de Paris, or Gazette des Absents, 1870-1871. 18976

£250

Description

A series of 28 various issues (see below) of the Lettre-Journal de Paris, without the blank pages for correspondence. 28 issues, 2 pp. each, without the address pages often used for the balloon post. This set was preserved among the papers of Augustin Filon, tutor to the Prince Imperial. D.Jouast, Paris, 26 October 1870 to 19 January 1871. Lettre-Journal de Paris, also known as the Gazette des Absents, was one of the newspaper-letters created during the siege of Paris, during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. Published and written by the printer and publisher Damase Jouaust, it appeared between two and three times a week from October 22, 1870 to February 22, 1871, and a complete set has 40 issues. The letter comprised a double sheet, the first two printed pages relating the events of Paris, the last two, white, used for private correspondence. This set (without the correspondence blank pages) comprises issues: 2, 3, 4 (with supplement), 5, 7 (2, with 1 supplement), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 (2), 19, 20 (2), 21, 24, 25 (2), 26, 27 (2), 28, 29.