Scènes Populaires dessinées à la plume par Henri Monnier
by MONNIER, Henry
Paris: Levavasseur, 1830. Popular Scenes by Henri MonnierSix Plates in Two States - Colored and UncoloredMONNIER, Henri. Scènes Populaires dessinées à la plume par Henry Monnier. Ornées d'un portrait de M. Prudhomme et d'un fac-simile de sa signature. Paris: Levavasseur, 1830. First edition. Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 219 x 135 mm.). xiv, [ii], -208, [8, advertisements] pp. Six engraved plates in two states, hand-colored and plain.Handsomely bound ca. 1920 by Yseux sr. de Thierry-Simier (stamp-signed on verso of front free-endpaper) in three quarter crushed maroon morocco over marbled boards ruled in blind, smooth spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges uncut. Original printed front and back wrappers, and spine bound in. With the small rectangular bookplate of F.M. Caye on front paste-down. A superb uncut copy in a very attractive binding.Over the years we have handled over forty books illustrated by Monnier - this is the first time that we have seen this title.The plates:1. Le Roman chez la Portière2. La Cour d'Assises3. L'Exécution4. Le diner bourgeois5. La petite fille6. La grande DameMarie. Henry Monnier, p. 202.
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