GARIBALDI Giuseppe (1875.)
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First French edition, published by subscription. 8vo., half title, half red roan over marbled boards, subscriber's list at the rear with 2199 names. Paris, Charles Sylvain.
A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page 'A M. Gellion-Danglas (sic) G.Garibaldi'. Also inscribed underneath by the publisher and Mandataire du General Garibaldi Charles Silvain 'Par le General: Son Mandatairie(sic) Sylvain Ch'. Gellion-Danglar was a follower of the socialist Blanqui, and a member of what might be called the reactionary left in France, author of 'Les Semites et L'Anti-Semitisme', still quoted today by those sympathetic to his ideas about the purity or otherwise of different races. Ink stamp to the first page of the preface, with the title inside a laurel wreath and the number 377, one of the band of a thousand famous 'red shirts' led by Garibaldi which liberated the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Small stab hole on the first inscription, last letter of the same just trimmed by the binder, head and tail of the spine rubbed, corners bumped, boards rubbed on the extremities.
Stock Code: 219205