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BOILLY, Louis-Léopold
Boilly's Humorous Designs
London: E. & C. M'Lean, 1823 & D. Alexander, 1823. Scarce First British Appearance of Boilly's GrimacesBOILLY, Louis-Léopold. [Boilly's Humorous Designs. London: E. & C. M'Lean, 1823 & D. Alexander, 1824.A fine collection from the first UK publication of Boilly's initial plates from his Recueil de Grimaces (1823). Folio (14 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches; 372 x 264 mm). Eleven superb hand-colored lithographed plates after Boilly. Original half red morocco over drab gray boards, expertly rebacked to style , original red morocco label on front cover lettered in gilt "Humorous Designs by L. Boilly". Later endpapers. A fine collection with bright and vivid hand coloring.Exceedingly scarce.1. Grimaces. Pl:1. Pubd by E & C McLean (Emotions- five male figures)2. Grimaces. Pl:2. Pubd by E & C McLean (Emotions- five female figures)3. Grimaces. Pl:3. Pubd by E & C McLean (five men tasting gruel)4. Grimaces. Pl:4. Pubd by E & C McLean (four men and one woman expressions)5. Grimaces. Pl:5. Pubd by E & C McLean (five men - various expressions)6. Grimaces. Pl:6. Pubd by E & C McLean (three men and two women smoking, drinking and using snuff)7. Beggars. London Pub. by E & C McLean - 1823 (five male beggars)8. Grimaces. Drawn on Stone and Published by D Alexander, 10 Belgrade Place East Lane, Walworth Road (PL.5)(four men and a woman - various expressions)9. Mustachios. Drawn on Stone and Published by D Alexander, 10 Belgrade Place East Lane, Walworth Road Nov: 1824 (Pl. 2) (two boys and one girl drawing a moustache on another sleeping young girl)10. Perfect Felicity. Drawn on Stone and Published b … [Click Below for Full Description]
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