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CHAM (pseudonym of Amédée de Noé)
Madeleines, Les
Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1840. Exceedingly Scarce Caricatures of Repentant Ladies of Easy Virtue [CHAM, illustrator, pseud. of Charles Amédée de Noé]. Les Madeleines. Varieté de L'Espece Lorettes. Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie, [n.d., ca. 1847].First edition. Large folio (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 336 x 251 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title and twenty fine hand-colored lithographed plates with captions, all heightened with gum arabic. Lithographed advertisement leaf for Des Modes Parisiennes bound in at end.Modern black cloth over limp boards, brown morocco label lettered in gilt on front panel. A fine copy. A wonderful and highly amusing collection of lithographs by Cham (1819-1879) satirizing the varieties of the species of Les Madeleines (Repentant Whores).Of Charles Amédée de Noé, (1818-1879) "known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)...it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156). Only one copy in WorldCat and KVK, at Columbia University. No auction records. Exceedingly scarce. The Plates:Title-page 1. Un Ruse De Guerre. 2. Pour Qui Me Prenez Vous?... 3. Oh! C'Te Tiete!... 4. Un Moment Difficile. 5. Voice Ce M'est Arivee. 6. Encore Ta Fête? 7. Un Gentil-Homme Artificiel. 8. Politesse. 9. Une Scéne. 10. Générosit&ea … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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