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Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., 1837. Extremely Scarce No Auction Records No Copies in Libraries Worldwide GAVARNI [pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier]. Fashionables. Paris: Chez Tessari et Cie., [n.d., 1837]. Large quarto (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 inches; 333 x 255 mm.). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, depicting couples during the twelve months of the year. Plates lithographed by Lemercier. Contemporary half red morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards by Canapé et Corriez (stamp-signed on front flyleaf). Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light foxing, a few plates slightly browned. Tiny portion of lower corner of the plate "Août" torn away. Two bookplates and remains of a third on front pastedown. An excellent copy of this extremely scarce series of plates. Not in Colas, Hiler, or Lipperheide. Each plate, Janvier to Decembre, depicts the appropriate fashion for each month of the year. A work of incredible scarcity, with no copies at auction since ABPC began indexing in 1923. No records in OCLC and KVK (OCLC notes one of the lithographs, Avril, at Clark Art Institute). "In 1837 Gavarni began his connection with Le charivari, which did not conclude until 1848. In all he drew 1054 lithographs for his journal...Most of these appeared in series, some twenty-five of which extend to ten or more plates, and were afterwards published by Aubert in albums. Perhaps the best of these collections are Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment, Les étudiants de Paris, Les débarde … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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