Witty Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Accounts of Trials in the Criminal Courts of Paris Moinaux, Jules [1825-1895]. "Stop," Illustrations. Les Tribunaux Comiques. [2e Serie]. Paris: A. Chevalier-Marescq, 1882. [iv], xxx, 395  pp. Frontispiece. Illustrations. [With] Moinaux, Jules. "Stop," Illustrations. Silvestre, Paul Armand [1837-1901], Introduction. Les Tribunaux Comiques. [3e Serie]. Paris: A. Chevalier-Marescq, 1884. xii, 383 pp. Frontispiece. Illustrations. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Illustrated publisher wrappers bound into contemporary quarter morocco over marble boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, some wear to spine ends of 2e Serie, its front hinge cracked, front joint of 3e Serie just starting at head. Light toning and occasional light foxing to texts, faint early owner stamps to front wrappers. $500. * First issues. Moinaux was a notable French writer, playwright and librettist. Written over several years, his humourous accounts of trials in the criminal courts of Paris appeared in such publications as La Gazette des Tribunaux and Le Charivari. Embellished with witty illustrations by Stop, Les Tribunaux Comiques are illustrated collections of these pieces. He published five volumes, the first in 1882, the last in 1894. Each is complete in itself and bibliographically distinct.
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