Text in French. 12.3/4 inches tall. 316 pages, plus table of contents at the end.
Beige pictorial cloth decorated in blue, white and gilt stamped decorations. All edges gilt. Spine edges frayed. Hinges and bindings square. Text clean moderate toning. Bumped corners. Housed now in custom clear Mylar sleeve.
Jean Drault, was a French anti-Semite who was director of a German influenced newspaper in the 1940's. In style and content, the newspaper mirrored the Communist newspaper L'Humanité except for virulent anti-Semitic and anti-Masonic positions. The newspaper was fairly successful with sales of 92,000 in the first weeks rising to 180,000 by August 1940. Exposure by the clandestine Communist press as well as mainstream French newspapers, however, ensured a steady, and then permanent, decline.