Illustrated Throughout with Witty Color Images Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard. Paris: Editions Litteraires de France, [c. 1940?]. 169 pp. Numerous pochoir color text illustrations throughout. Quarto (8-3/4" x 7"). Original publisher stiff wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light shelfwear, front hinge crackedm, rear hinge starting, light toning to text, illustrations vividf. $850. * From an edition limited to 900 copies, this number 837. Hemard presents the official text of the French Code Penal with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. It is a sequel to his Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes. In 1944 Hemard issued another legal work: Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books.
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