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Tunisia Boukay, Maurice (i.e. Charles- Maurice Couyba) Dix jours en Tunisie. (Paris, Impr. P. Jouet 1896). 6 sheets (of which 1 printed title page, 1 sheet with handwritten title "La divine Tunisie. Poème héroique en trois chants de bataille by Maurice Boukay. Précédé d'une preface ''Quelques Instantanés'' par Gaston Deschamp" and 4 sheets printed on one side in double column. 17 cardboard plates with a total of 105 mont. Original photographs (silvery gelatine prints - various sizes mostly approx. 84 x 115 mm each accompanied by a typographic legend, all photographs with red frame). Cross-fol. green linen volume of the period with gilt title on cover (rubbed, corners and capital somewhat bumped). One of only 30 copies, present copy No 20 "tiré spécialment pour Mr. Jacques Pallain". Rare documentation of the journey of a high-ranking delegation of members of the government of Jules Meline (1896-1898) to Tunisia. The journey led from Marseille to Tunis, then to Sousse and Sfax, for the laying of the foundation stone of a new port facility. The pictures show the different stages of the journey, various means of transport, towns, receptions and the participants, including Darlan (Minister of Justice), Chabrol (Head of Government), Boucher (Minister of Trade) and Cochery (Minister of Finance). With handwritten dedication (1897) on the title. 1 fly-leaf and 1 cardboard loose, 3 plates only partly detached, fly-leaves browned and partly altered due to the paper, cardboard plate mostly at the margin somewhat brown-spotted. Tunisia. - 105 original photographs on 17 cardboards (silver gelatine dry plates with typogr. legend and red frame). Contemporary green cloth with valid front title (rubbed, corners somewhat bumped). One of only 30 copies, here copy No 20 "tiré spécialment pour Mr. Jacques Pallain". Rare documentation of the journey of a high-ranking delegation of members of the government of Jules Meline (1896-1898) t

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