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Scènes du jour. Les Péchés Capitaux
1828-29. Twenty-Three Hand-Colored Lithographed Scenes on Twelve Platesby Henry Monnier Satirizing the Cardinal Sins[MONNIER, Henry, illustrator]. [Scènes du jour. Les Péchés Capitaux]. [Paris: 1828-29].Folio (14 1/16 x 10 11/16 inches; 357 x 270 mm.). Twelve numbered hand-colored lithographed plates (Plates 1-11 each with two captioned vignettes and plate 12 with one captioned vignette). Plates lithographed by Delpech.Bound to contemporary style in modern full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders, gilt panel, gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. A fine copy.An excellent copy of this astonishingly scarce series of plates. Per ABPC, there are no auction records for this title since at least 1923. OCLC reports no copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The two images from the ninth plate “L’Envie” and “L’Orgueil” are reproduced in the Aristide Marie book on Henry Monnier on pages 20 and 26.The Plates:1. Uncaptioned 2. Des Visites and Une Rencontre 3. Les Commères and L’Ecrivain Public 4. Bureau de Loterie and Des Oppositions5. Aliénés”and second vignette (uncaptioned)6. Un Exemple and Mystificateurs7. Soirée Bourgeoise and Récréation populaire8. Delassemens and Inutilités 9. L’Envie and L’Orgueil10. La Luxuré and La Gourmandise 11. La Paresse and Lavarice 12. La ColèreMarie 383-394.
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