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Author: Paul GavarniHenry MonnierHippolyte Louis Emile PauquetL CurmerPeter A WickAll authors
Publisher: Paris; L. Curmer, éditeur, 49, rue de Richelieu, au premier, 1840-1842.
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Genre/Form: Wood engravings (Prints)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Français peints par eux-mêmes.
Paris, L. Curmer, 1840-42
(OCoLC)656672560
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gavarni; Henry Monnier; Hippolyte Louis Emile Pauquet; L Curmer; Peter A Wick; Kathleen Wick; Imprimerie de Decourchant.; Schneider et Langrand.; Imprimerie de Rignoux.
OCLC Number: 4364393
Notes: Originally issued in parts (fascicules) 1839-1842. The first three volumes have title-pages without subtitle as originally printed for these three volumes, later reprinted with the subtitle, uniform with the later volumes.
This set lacks the supplementary volume "Le Prisme" issued free to the subscribers, of which no copies with colored illustrations were issued.
Text by Achard, Balzac, Janin, Karr, Nodier, Soulié and many others.
Wood-engraved illustrations (over 400 plates, about 1500 illustrations within the text) by Gavarni (principal illustrator), Monnier, Pauquet; also Gagniet, Lami, Penguilly, and many others.
Vols. 1-5 deal with general types. Vols. [6-8] (numbered 1-3) contain provincial and colonial types and have title: Les Français peints par eux-mêmes: encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle. Province. Supplementary volume [9] has title: Le Prisme: encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle; and cover title: Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Prisme.
For detailed bibliographical description, various issues of certain plates, etc., see Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres du xix siècle, t. 3, 1897, col. 793-804.
"Imprimerie de Decourchant, rue d'Erfurth, 1"--T. 1, half-title verso.
"Imprimerie Schneider et Langrand, rue d'Erfurth, 1"--T. 2-[8], half-title verso.
"Paris.--Imprimerie et Fonderie de Rignoux, rue des Francs-Bourgeois-S.-Michel, 8"--T. [9], half-title verso.
Tome 1 (1840): [4], xvi, 380, [8] p., [48] leaves of plates.
Tome 2 (1840): [6], xviii, 376, [8] p., [49] leaves of plates.
Tome 3 (1841): [6], xl, 352, [8] p., [49] leaves of plates.
Tome 4 (1841): [6], 392, [10] p., [50] leaves of plates.
Tome 5 (1842): [6], cvii, 376, [10] p., [64] leaves of plates.
Tome [6] (1841): [6], 392, [8] p., [50] leaves of plates.
Tome [7] (1841): [6], viii, 396, [8] p., [51] leaves of plates.
Tome [8] (1842): [6], viii, 460, [20], 57, [3] p., [56] leaves of plates (1 folded).
Tome [9] (1841): [4], 480 p. [no plates].
RBC copy 2: Binding: Original decorated publisher's boards in cream and blue. Tome 1 is a reimpression, printed "Paris.--Imprimerie et Fonderie de Rignoux, rue des Francs-Bourgeois-Saint-Michel, 8." (colophon); p. 334 misprinted as 234; authors' names signed in same typeface as in t. [9], printed by Rignoux. Tome 6 apparently lacks 2 plates: Type Mousse. Combat naval; [Type] Les Baleiniers. Tome 7 apparently lacks 1 plate: Le Champenois. Dates at head of spine differ from publication dates: t. 3, [6-7]: 1840; t. [8]: 1841. Set shows water staining, especially t. 2 and 4. Bookplate of Peter & Kathleen Wick on front pastedown (t. 1-[9]). Ms. notes of previous owner on t. 1 front pastedown and flyleaf verso. Items laid in by previous owner placed on file.
Credits: Text by Achard, Balzac, Janin, Karr, Nodier, Soulié, and many others.
Illustrations (408 plates, 1,000 illustrations, in the text) by Gavarni, Grandville, Johannot, Meissonnier, and others.
Description: 9 volumes illustrations (some color) color plates, portrait, color map 27 cm
Contents: The first 5 tomes deal with general types. The next 3 [6-8] contain provincial and colonial types and have title: Les Français peints par eux-mêmes, encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle. Province.
Other Titles: Français peints par eux-mêmes. Province.
Français peints par eux-mêmes. Prisme.
Français
Encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle
Collection Le prisme.

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