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PIGAL, Edme Jean
[Vie d'un gamin, en 12 chapitres]
Paris: Chez Gihaut Frères, Editeurs, 1826. Extremely Rare Complete Suite of Lithographed Plates by Pigal [PIGAL, Edme Jean, illustrator]. [Vie d'un gamin, en 12 chapitres]. [The life of a street urchin]. Paris: Chez Gihaut Frères, Editeurs, 1826. Oblong folio (10 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches; 257 x 346 mm.). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates depicting the life of a street urchin. Plates lithographed by Langlumé. Early twentieth century dark green cloth over boards, front cover with red morocco label lettered in gilt. [ cover title "L'Enfant du Faubourg". The plates are captioned as follows: Chape. 1. "Ma Génialogie; Chape. 2. "Ma naissance;" Chape. 3. "Mes premières années;" Chape. 4. "Mon apprentissage;" Chape. 5. "La belle âge;" Chape. 6. "Un moment d'oubli;" Chape. 7. "Mon père m'embarque;" Chap[e]. 8. "J'déserte à l'intérieur;" Chape. 9. J'fais la montre, le mouchoir...;" Chape. 10. J'suis à l'ombre;" Chape. 11. "On m'emploie;" and Chape. 12. "Ma dernière ressource." We have only seen this book once before in 2001 - now in a private collection. OCLC locates no copies in libraries and institutions worldwide.
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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