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Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard, 1 of 10 copies on...
1940. Paris, [c.1940]. with original signed image. Hemard's Witty Code Penal, 1 of 10 Copies on Japan Paper, Inscribed and Adorned with an Original Signed Watercolor Image Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard. Paris: Editions Litteraires de France, [c. 1940]. 169 pp. Pochoir color text illustrations. This copy with an additional signed original color image and author presentation inscription to front free endpaper. Quarto (8-3/4" x 7"). Original publisher stiff wrappers, untrimmed edges, a few signatures unopened. Light soiling and shelfwear, binding slightly cocked, minor wear to spine ends, corners bumped. Light toning to text, vivid illustrations. $1,750. * From an edition limited to 10 copies on Japan paper, this number 7. The inscription, below an image of a man strangling a woman, reads: "a Monsieur/ Roger Reimuset/ hommage de l'imager/ Joseph Hemard." This book presents the official text of the French Code Penal with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. It is a sequel to Hemard's Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes. In 1944 Hemard issued another legal work: Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. Like the other books, the Code Penal was issued in larger numbered and trade editions on different types of paper. The rare Japan-paper copies are the most desirable.
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