Hemard's Illustrated French Tax Code Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961], Illustrator. Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. Texte Inegral des Lois, Decrets, Decrets-Lois, Decret de Codification, Suivi d'un Formulaire Administratif. Paris: Editions Litteraires et Artistiques/Librairie "Le Triptyque", . x, 330,  pp. 183 humorous illustrations, including 62 in color. Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Illustrated stiff color publisher wrappers, signatures unopened. Binding slightly cocked, negligible light soiling, light rubbing to spine ends faint crease through spine, light toning to interior, images vivid. A well-preserved copy. $600. * Hemard presents the official text of the French Tax Code with witty, and often racy illustrations, colored (au pochoir) by E. Charpentier. It is a sequel to his Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes (1925) and Code Penal: Commentaires Images (c. 1940). Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. The Code General was issued in several forms. Ours is a trade edition of 1,000 copies. It was also issued in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies, the first 145 with an original sheet of text illustrations and a sheet of their original sketches. There is also a signed and numbered edition of 160 printed on Arches paper (papier velin), an edition of 40 non-commercial copies intended for friends and associates (hors commerce) and 60 portfolios of the images alone.
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