Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes, Titres V Du Mariage, VI....
by Hemard, Joseph, Illustrator
1925. Hemard's View of Family Law in an Extraordinary Binding Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961], Illustrator. Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes: Titres V. Du Mariage. VI. Du Divorce. VII. De la Paternite. VIII. De l'Adoption. IX. De la Puissance Paternelle. X. De la Minorite. XI. De la Majorite. Paris: Rene Kieffer, . [vi], 126,  pp. Pochoir color text illustrations. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Original publisher stiff wrappers bound into alligator-stamped calf, front board features a large gilt vignette depicting a nude women dangling from the scales of justice below an elaborate laurel band, the rear a gilt crutch upon a laurel wreath, raised bands, gilt ornaments, depicting mirrors surrounded by laurel, and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers, gilt top-edge, deckle for and bottom edges, spine from wrappers tipped-in to rear endleaf. Light rubbing to extremities, tiny scuff to upper corner of front board, small bookseller ticket to verso of front free endpaper. Very light toning to text, somewhat heavier along fore-edges, vivid illustrations, internally clean. * From an edition limited to 900 copies, this number 512. Hemard presents the official text of the sections of the French Civil Code dealing with family law with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. Hemard applied this treatment to two other legal works Code Penal (1940) and Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees (1944). Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. (Inventory #: 65789)
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