Balzac's Study of Rogues with Illustrations by Hemard Balzac, Honore de [1799-1850]. Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code des Gens Honnetes, Ou, l'Art de ne Pas etre Dupe des Fripons. Paris: [Nouvelle Societe d'Edition, 1944]. 162 pp. Text illustrations. Softbound volume, printed title panel to front cover. Light soiling and a negligible light spotting, some rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends, light toning to text. $150. * From an edition limited to 750 copies, this copy not numbered or its illustrations colored. 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. Our copy may have been a proof copy or one of the copies produced for friends and associates of the publisher.
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