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Cris de Paris dessinés d'après nature
Paris: Chez Delpech, 1820. Charles Vernet's 'Cries of Paris' Illustrated with One Hundred Fine Hand Colored Lithograph Plates VERNET, C[arle]. [Cris de Paris dessinés d'après nature]. Paris: Chez Delpech, [n.d., ca. 1820]. First Edition. Large folio (14 5/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 363 x 275 mm.). One hundred very fine hand-colored lithographed plates, all mounted on stubs. Bound without the lithograph title-page. Plate no. 11 a little foxed in margins, some marginal soiling and or light spotting to plates. Plate numbers 13, 18, 41, 45, 63, and 87 very slightly shorter at lower margins. Plates 89 through 96 with very small (1/4 inch) tears on lower blank margins. The plates depict street vendors offering a multitude of wares, including cakes, roses, cherries, bread, umbrellas, melons, baskets, pears, lottery tickets, almanachs, marionettes, wooden clocks, asparagus, artichokes, barometers, potatoes, dogs, and fagots. All of the plates have printed titles which indicate the wares of the trader and the words of his (or her) cry. Late nineteenth century quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Smooth spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A wonderful example of this extremely rare color-plate book. According to ABPC no complete copy (100 plates) has appeared at auction for over thirty years. "This celebrated series, prized by the sociologist as well as the historian of costume, has become almost unfindable complete because of an insatiable demand from hotelkeepers seeking wall decorations. In fine contempora … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.]
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