Scenes De La Vie Privee Et Publique Des Animaux; Etudes De Moeurs Contemporaines Publiees Sous La Direction de M. P-J. Stahl. Jean Ignace Isadore Grandville.
Scenes De La Vie Privee Et Publique Des Animaux; Etudes De Moeurs Contemporaines Publiees Sous La Direction de M. P-J. Stahl

Scenes De La Vie Privee Et Publique Des Animaux; Etudes De Moeurs Contemporaines Publiees Sous La Direction de M. P-J. Stahl

Paris: J. Hetzel Et Paulin, 1842. Grandville, Jean Ignace Isadore. First edition. Hardcover. 386 & 390 pages. 26 x 19 cm. Wood engraved illustrations after Granville, his elegant menagerie in black and white, 96 in Vol. I and 105 in Vol. II, plus numerous head and tail pieces. Index at rear of both volumes. Hetzel the publisher was the force behind this publication, "to give words to Grandville's marvelous animals....." GORDON N. RAY 194. "Hetzel and his colleagues offered a witty and telling commentary on contemporary politics an personalities (as shown in the final plate) shows Grandville at the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes. He is sketching a variety of creatures who in turn are peering at cages containing Hetzel, Balzac, Jules Janin and other authors..........It should be noted that the engravings are by Breviere, the one craftsman whose renderings of his work Grandville refused to criticize." Laid-in is the original prospectus for the book with verso a full page Grandville wood engraving. Blackwell book label. Raised bands, panels decorated in floral gilt motifs, spine labels printed in gilt, marbled endpapers, very slight rubbing to extremities, interior contents bright, fresh and clean. Quarter red morocco, marbled boards. Near fine. 2 vols. Item #21456

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