Paris: Imp. Dubuisson et Cie, [Juin 1877]. First Edition. Large 4to, pp. 120, text in double columns,aper little toned, a very good copy bound in contemporary leather backed marble boards. LeQuilles, Bibliographie de la Commune # 3948. Item #58641
The Review of France was edited by Leonce Dumont and here reprints the douments of the revolutionary citizens who held on to Paris until the arrival of Franch forces in May of 1871. from Wikipedia: "The Paris Commune (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la k myn d pa i]) was a radical socialist and revolutionary government that ruled Paris from 28 March to 28 May 1871. Following the defeat of Emperor Napoleon III in September 1870, the Second French Empire swiftly collapsed. In its stead rose a Third Republic at war with Prussia, which laid siege to Paris for four months. A hotbed of working-class radicalism, France's capital was primarily defended during this time by the often politicized and radical troops of the National Guard rather than regular Army troops. In February 1871 Adolphe Thiers, the new chief executive of the French national government, signed an armistice with Prussia that disarmed the Army but not the National Guard. Soldiers of the Commune's National Guard killed two French army generals, and the Commune refused to accept the authority of the French government. The regular French Army suppressed the Commune during "La semaine sanglante" ("The Bloody Week") beginning on 21 May 1871. Debates over the policies and outcome of the Commune had significant influence on the ideas of Karl Marx, who described it as an example of the "dictatorship of the proletariat"