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Balzac, Hon De Et Al "
Les Francais Peint Par Eu Memes."
Paris, L.Curmer Editeur. 1840, First Edition. Half-Leather, 4to - over 9¾ - 12 tall. Ill.: Damier/Gavarni/Johannot /Roux/Bernard/Delacroix/perrin, and Many Others. Book, Encyclopedie Morale du Dix-Neuvieme Siecle. 9 Vols.1840-1842. All 9 Vols. with a woodengraved frontispice. All Vols. appr. 570 pp.& an index with the plates reduced to a vignette. 408 full page, woodengraved plates and a further (appr.) 1500 smaller vignettes, head and tailpieces, by artists as: Daumier, Johannot, Gavarni, Monnier, Cler, Briffault, Delacroix, Wey, Hilpert, Rouget, Perrin, Fremy, Berthaud & Brisset. With texts by Jules Janin, Hon. de Balzac, Fr. Soulie, M.G.Delmas, and many others. Vol. Vi-Vii & Viii with the Subtitle Provinces, I, Ii & Iii. Vol. Viii with a ldouble page, coloured map of France. And the unnumbered Vol. Ix, Le Prisme issued as a supplement for the subscribers only.(Carteret: Fort rare(.)Ils en est le complement indespensable.pp.11-16 Offered here in the first, later altered, version) A ver good and complete set of the first edition of this finely illustrated work. In contemporary, fine, uniform 1/2 leather. Spines with raised bands, gilded. Titles in gold letters, marbled boards. See Carteret: Vol. Iii p. 245-51 A true encyclopedia of French Xix-Th. Century life. Many cries, trades and professions, types are represented here, as are Le Juif, l'Arabe, & so on. A very good and complete copy in a seductive binding. Some browning and foxing in places, some slight scuffmarks at bindings, else very, very good. Fine/No Jacket."
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