Louis Blanc

French politician and historian, 1811-1882

A socialist who favored reforms, Blanc called for the creation of cooperatives in order to guarantee employment for the urban poor. Following the Revolution of 1848 Blanc became a member of the provisional government and began advocating for cooperatives which would be initially aided by the government but ultimately controlled by the workers themselves. Even though Blanc's ideas of the workers' cooperatives were never realized, his political and social ideas greatly contributed to the development of socialism in France.

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Blanc, Louis

französischer Sozialist und Historiker (1811-1882). Autograph letter signed and autogr. note signed. Paris. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt (Brief) bzw. 1 S. qu.-12mo (Notiz).
$ 2,698 / 2.500 € (34155/BN29931)

To an unnamed addressee, regretting not to have the possibility to put in a good word for him since he is neither part of a governmental nor an administrative authority, recommending to contact an association which is supporting amnesties, and sending some money.

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Blanc, Louis

Politiker (1811-1882). Eigenh. Brief mit U. Paris. 1 S. 8vo.
$ 162 / 150 € (940248/BN940248)

In französischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über einen "article sur la question des sucres", den er in der "Revue du Progrès" veröffentlicht hatte. - Etwas fleckig.

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Blanc, Louis

French politician and historian (1811-1882). Autograph letter signed. No place. 8vo. 1 page on bifolium. With portrait photograph (60 x 90 mm).
$ 378 / 350 € (77519/BN49956)

To an unnamed addressee, regretting not being able to offer historical information on the Secret Treaty of Verona (1822) and recommending the work of the French journalist and politician Achille Tenaille de Vaulabelle: "Je regrette vivement de ne pouvoir vous donner le renseignement historique que vous me demandez, relativement au traité secret de Vérone. Connaissez-vous l'histoire de la Restauration par Vaulabelle? Il serait possible que vous trouvassiez là quelque éclaircissement; mais je n'ai pas l'ouvrage à ma disposition [...]". - Traces of former mounting.

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Blanc, Louis

French politician and historian (1811-1882). Portrait photograph. No place or date. 88:58 mm. Albumen print (vintage). With printed signet on reverse.
$ 540 / 500 € (77641/BN50239)

A fine portrait from the studio of Herbert Watkins, 215 Regent Street, London.

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