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Africa - Arabia - Tunisia Chassiron, Charles de Apercu Pittoresque de la Régence de Tunis. With 42 (tls. colored and mostly tinted) lithographs after watercolors. Paris, Imprimerie Bernard et Cie, 1849. 27 p., 4 Bll. Splendid chagrin leather binding with baroque corner fleurons, gold-embossed fillets and under a 9-pointed mounted gold-coloured count's crown (slightly rubbed and minimally scraped, joints restored). At present no specimen can be found in international trade. - Personal dedication copy, with handwritten dedication of the author: "A la cousine la baronne de Larenitz, hommage de L'auteur". - Gay 1313 - Baron Charles Gustave Martin de Chassiron (1818-1871) was a French diplomat and author. In addition to his famous trip to Tunisia, whose panels were created after his watercolours, he published a work on China and Japan. The magnificent panels show various views of Tunis (street scene, panoramas, important buildings), Byserthe, Carthage, Hammamet, Herkla, Monastir etc. In addition, there are numerous genre sceneries with regional costumes. - "M. de Chassiron ne s'est pas borné à reproduire les sites, il a croqué les figures nécessaires pour les peupler, et comme.font ordinairement tes artistes, il n'a pas dédaigné de dessiner les anreux costumes modernes, qui menacent de chasser les admirables vetemens orientaux. (Review by Theophile Gautier in La Presse, 14.2.1850). - Pages at margins partly somewhat brown-spotted, wide-margined copy in contemporary noble binding. With 42 (partly coloured and mostly tinted) lithographs after watercolours. - No copy currently traceable in international trade. - Personal dedication copy, with handwritten dedication of the author: "A la cousine la baronne de Larenitz, hommage de L'auteur. - Gay 1313 - Baron Charles Gustave Martin de Chassiron (1818-1871) was a French diplomat and author. Beside his famous trip to Tunisia, whose plates were made after his watercolour painting

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