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BARTHOU, Louis (1862-1934) -- Bibliothèque de M. Louis Barthou. Paris: Auguste Blaizot & Fils, 25 March 1935-15 June 1936.
4 volumes, 4o (275 x 215 mm). Plates and illustrations in text. Contemporary red half morocco, t.e.g., original printed wrappers bound in.
Barthou held portfolios in numerous cabinets after 1894 and was briefly premier in July-August, 1913. His government was responsible for the law that increased military service from two to three years. In 1934 he became foreign minister in the cabinet of Gaston Doumergue. Barthou was killed incidentally when King Alexander was assassinated in 1934. Includes the scarce index volume bound at end of the final volume. Blogie II, col. 330. (4)
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