Balzac's Study of Rogues with Illustrations by Hemard Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Balzac, Honore de [1799-1850]. Code des Gens Honnetes, Ou, l'Art de ne Pas etre Dupe des Fripons. Paris: [Nouvelle Societe d'Edition, 1944]. 162 pp. Color pochoir color text illustrations. Softbound volume, printed title panel to front cover, uncut edges, unopened signatures, in slipcase in marbled paper with chemise with printed paper spine label. Negligible light soiling to exterior of volume, interior fresh, colors vivid. Light edgewear to slipcase, light soiling to edges of slipcase and chemise, some wear to its joints and edges of spine label, hinges of chemise just starting at ends. Prospectus for book laid-in. A handsome volume. $350. * From an edition limited to 750 copies, this number 606. Hemard presents Balzac's 1825 study of rogues (fripons), described for the benefit of "decent people," with witty color pochoir illustrations. Hemard, a prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, is best-known for his illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books, most notably the French penal code, tax code and civil code, book one.
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