A Witty (And Very French) View of Family Law Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961], Illustrator. Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes: Titres V. Du Mariage. VI. Du Divorce. VII. De la Paternite. VIII. De l'Adoption. IX. De la Puissance Paternelle. X. De la Minorite. XI. De la Majorite. Paris: Rene Kieffer, . [vi], 126,  pp. Pochoir color text illustrations. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Original publisher stiff wrappers with protective tissue-paper wrapper, untrimmed edges. Binding slightly cocked, some rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends, creases and a few small cracks to spine. Light toning to text, vivid illustrations, internally clean. $750. * First edition. From an edition limited to 900 copies, this number 376. Hemard presents the official text of the sections of the French Civil Code dealing with family law with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. Hemard applied this treatment to two other legal works Code Penal (1940) and Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees (1944). 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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