Lyon: A. Bordet & Cie. 1914. Black & white plates. 1/2 leather. Octavo. 240 pages. Near Fine. Original paperback volume which was custom-bound, complete with original covers, in half leather over boards with marbled paper sides, decorative endpapers. Binding is contemporary to the book. Red leather labels stamped in gilt, 4 raised bands, gilt rules and ornaments to spine.
Reproduces in facsimile much of the French propaganda and official documents produced in relation to the outbreak of World War I. Preface by Edouard Herriot, Mayor of Lyon, where these documents were accumulated. Several tissue-guarded portraits of key players illustrate the volume. Titled as "volume I," but no evidence of publication of subsequent volumes has been located.