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Edmond TEXIER Tableau de Paris


Tableau de Paris

Paulin et Le Chevalier, Paris 1852, in-folio (26,5x38cm), 388pp. ; 396pp., 2 tomes en un volume relié.

Edition 1500 illustrated engravings after designs of Blanchard, Cham, Gavarni, French, Gradville, Pauquet, Lami, Vernet ... including two double-page engravings, views of Paris in a straight line and a plane paris in 1853.
Bound in half red vintage shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with cold boxes, nets and on between nerves, and wheels and tail head. Friction copings, joints, nerves and corners. Corners bumped. A few scattered spots early in the book on paper remained fresh.
Superb publication, abundantly illustrated the Paris of the early Second Empire in the early Haussmann transformations. The descriptive and historical chapters proceed by characteristic places: the Champs-Elyzées, boulevards, The College of the Sorbonne, the Pont Neuf, Luxembourg and by themes: colleges, foundlings, grisettes and courtesans ...


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