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Honoré de BALZAC & COLLECTIF Les Français peints par eux-mêmes


Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

Léon Curmer, Paris 1840-1842, 18x26,5cm, 9 volumes reliés.

Edition consists of five volumes on Paris, three of the Province and the colonies and Prism bonus given to subscribers, and often missing. Bound in half roan cherry back with four nerves adorned parts of title and volume number of black sheepskin, caissons, nets and small floral florets gilt initials "NM" golden tail, all marbled edges. A head cover and spine lightly rubbed. Famous gallery of portraits engraved on wood social classes of the nineteenth century made by the greatest artists of the time: Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonier, Monnier, Traviès, etc.. The portraits are accompanied by original contributions of the most famous Romantic writers including: Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc.. Many foxing, two angular tears without loss. The famous editor Leon Curmer was to design, publishing its French, to achieve a "legal encyclopedia that summarizes the whole society." Successful bet, since managed to raise almost three hundred kinds. Rare and complete copy wide-margined of one of the masterpieces of work illustrated book romantic, although complete map of France in 395 colors and prints in black (including the famous Napoleon on horseback) and seven frontispieces . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!


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