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 illustrations, 62 of them in color. 8 pp. addendum of changes to the code, titled Rectificatif, laid in, Quarto (9-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Uncut, unbound in signatures, as issued, copy in publisher's wrappers housed in publisher's chemise and slipcase. Light soiling and edgewear to slipcase and spine of chemise, careful repairs to joints of slipcase beginning to crack. Negligible light toning to text, images vivid. $950. * From an edition of 800, this number 156. Hemard presents the official text of the French Tax Code with witty, 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. The first 145 copies of the 800-copy edition were issued with an original sheet of text illustrations and a sheet of their original sketches. This title was also issued in a trade edition of 1000 copies. 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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