Hemard's Illustrated French Tax Code, An Issue with Two Original Drawings Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. 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", . 332 pp. 183 humorous illustrations including 62 in color. Two sheets of original drawings, one in colr, laid in. Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Unbound signatures with untrimmed edges laid into publisher illustrated stiff color wrappers housed in publisher slipcase. Negligible light soiling and shelfwear to slipcase, light toning to interior, vivid illustrations. $1,500. * From an edition limited to 145 with two sheets of original drawings, this number 13. Hemard presents the official text of the French Tax Code with witty, and often racy illustrations, colored (au pochoir) by E. Charpentier. The additional sheets contain three original text illustrations and a sheet of their original sketches. This book is a sequel to Hemard's Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes (1925) and Code Penal: Commentaires Images (c. 1940). A prolific artist, illustrator, designer and author, Hemard is best-known for his humorously illustrated editions of serious non-fiction books. The Code General was issued in several forms and limitations. Our copy was one of the first 145 of a signed and numbered edition of 800 copies. There was also an edition of 40 non-commercial copies intended for friends and associates, (i.e. "hors commerce"), a signed and numbered edition of 160 printed on Arches paper (papier velin), 60 portfolios of the images alone, and a non-limited trade edition, which has fewer illustrations in color.
Book number 71475