Le Pacte General De Renonciation A La Guerre Comme Instrument De Politique Nationale.
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Folio. 13.25 x 10 inches. [viii] + 127 +  pp. subtitle, title page and chapter headings in red and black. 2 copies of title page. All text in French. Bound in original brown and black half morocco over marbled boards; spine decorated gilt with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good clean copy. loosely inserted: original press photograph of signing of pact by Photopress, Fleet Street. Illustrated by 19 plates, including 13 photogravures with red printed captions on tissue guards, 4 in colour, including one double page and 2 with tissue guards, and 2 colour figures numbered in text, and by text figures. Decorated by title page coat of arms vignette and by tailpiece vignettes. A lavish commemorative volume to mark the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war, in Paris in 1928, with a detailed account of the ceremonial events and speeches. The pact was negotiated by Frank B. Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Aristide Briant, French Foreign Minister and Germany and the USSR were among the numerous nations who signed it. The pact remains in effect and has served as a legal basis for prosecuting war crimes since the Second World War. The work includes photogravure plates of the signatories, photographs of the events and facsimiles of the Pact itself. A scarce title.
[Stock No. 27451]