[Broadside] Préfecture du Département de la Seine. Avis au Public. Pompes Funèbres. Commandes des Convois. - HAUSSMANN, eorges, ugène.

[Broadside] Préfecture du Département de la Seine. Avis au Public. Pompes Funèbres. Commandes des Convois

Paris? Typ. Charles de Mourgues frères, 1855. First Edition. Broadside flyer (26.5x20.5cm.); a few tiny chips and brief splitting from previous folds, else Very Good and sound. Notice to the citizens of Paris warning them of funeral directors illegally offering lower-cost funerals than the mandated price list of their local governments. At the time, each municipality had a published set rate for six classes of funeral, though according to the existence of this announcement, certain undertakers and funeral directors were offering reduced rates to drum up business, only to provide a lower class funeral than promised. Notice signed in text by G.E. Haussmann, Prefect of the Seine who, under the reign of Napoleon III, was responsible for the massive renovations of Paris of the 1850s to the 1870s. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of August, 2019. Item #1202

Price: $250.00

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