Pigal, Edmé Jean ; Pajou, Augustin ; Arago, Jacques
PIGAL, Edmé Jean; PAJOU, Augustin; ARAGO, Jacques [Proverbs et bons mots mis en action, d'après les moeurs populaires; composed and lithographed [...], with explanatory text by J. Arago [...]. Paris Noël, Dauty, Leblanc, e.a., impr. de Leblanc 1822-1824] In-folio: 48 ff., 48 p. (qqs piq. & rouss., essentiellement marginales, qqs motifs jaunis, petit manque angulaire à la pl. 33). Glazed half calf with contemporary corners (leg. rubbed including bit and cap, corners rubbed to blunt), triple cold-filleting on plates, spine cold-decorated with 5 nerves, untrimmed, one cover plate cons. Qqs traces of use otherwise good ex. Rare publication published in issues of 6 ff. and 6 pl. lithographed by Langlumé, "composées avec esprit" (Brunet). The work of which we have pl. 1-48 was to appear in 12 issues but its publication ended with the 11th. Contains a cover printed on grey-green paper, 48 lithographs enhanced on good white vellum signed by E.J. Pigal (12), A. Pajou (12), J. Arago (22) and unsigned (2), and 48 ff. impressions. of explanation on thinner wove paper by J. Arago (1790-1855) who, apart from his trip around the world on "L'Uranie" with Claude-Louis de Freycinet, was also an engraver, writer, journalist and vaudevillian. Amusing caricatures, sometimes cruel, illustrating well-known proverbs such as "Necessity has no law", "To the impossible no one is bound", "Honni soit qui mal y pense", "Qui se ressemble s'assembler", etc. Ref Brunet I:372 (48 pl.). - BnF (66 pl.). - Beraldi XIXth c., X:241 & 278 (without snack). Prov. Vicomte Vilain XIIII (ex-libris armorié).
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