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70 4477 Franck pseud of F M L A Gobinet de Villecholle 1816 1906
70/4477 Franck (pseud. of F.M.L.A. Gobinet de Villecholle) (1816-1906). Album-contemporain contenant les biographies sommaires de trois cents des principaux personnages de notre epoque par Justin Lallier (...) portraits photographiés par Franck. Paris, "Rue Vivienne 18 & chez les principaux Libraires & Papetiers", 1866, 114p., 302 (of 304) mounted albumen portraits (each 3x3,5 cm.) by FRANCK, lithogr. text and ornamental borders (partly in colours and gold) printed by Goyer, orig. gilt blindst. cl. w. brass clasp and catch, a.e.g., obl. 4to.

- Lacks two portraits (no. 110 and 302); trifle soiled/ spotted; upper hinge weakening. Binding sl. faded and sl. frayed along extremities.

= Rare and very interesting album, the photographs divided into the following sections: "Souverains" (incl. Napoleon III of France, Don Pedro II d'Alcantara of Brazil, Alexander II of Russia and Somdetch-Phra-Paramendr-Maha-Mongkut of Siam), "Princes-Princesses", "Académiciens" (incl. Victor Hugo), "Administration", "Armée", "Artistes dramatiques", "Artistes lyriques", "Artistes peintres" (incl. Karl Girardet and Louis-Etienne Watelet), "Artistes sculpteurs graveurs", "Auteurs dramatiques" (incl. Théodore de Banville and Victorien Sardou), "Avocats", "Clergé", "Compositeurs de musique - Musiciens" (incl. Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod and Giacomo Meyerbeer), "Députés - Hommes politiques" (incl. Camille Benso de Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi), "Industrie", "Littérateurs - Poètes - Écrivains", "Magistrats - Jurisconsultes", "Médecins" and "Savants".

€ (150-250) 150