Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Jérome Paturot à la Recherche d'une Position Sociale. Louis Reybaud, J.-J. Grandville, Text.
Jérome Paturot à la Recherche d'une Position Sociale
Jérome Paturot à la Recherche d'une Position Sociale
Jérome Paturot à la Recherche d'une Position Sociale

Jérome Paturot à la Recherche d'une Position Sociale

Paris: J.-J. Dubochet, Le Chevalier et Cie. 1846. First Illustrated edition. Hardcover. Quarto. [10], 460pp. Modern half calf over marbled paper covered boards. All paper edges marbled. Vignette on title page. First illustrated edition of this clever social and political satire of France's July Monarchy that had a prodigious success when it was first published in 1843. This volume is splendidly illustrated throughout with 32 full-page wood-engravings and 200 vignettes after drawings by renown French caricaturist Jean Ignace Isidore Grandville, generally known by the pseudonym of J. J. Grandville. The illustrator died on 17 March 1847, only a few months after this book was completed. Though the designs of Grandville featured in this volume are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. Moderate age wear on binding with spine discolored. Half-title and title page slightly foxed and age-toned along edges. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+. Item #36248

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