Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard, Paris, c1940.
Hemard's Code Penal In Original Wrappers Hemard, Joseph [1880-1961]. Code Penal: Commentaires Images de Joseph Hemard. Paris: Editions Litteraires de France, [c. 1940?]. 169 pp. Numerous pochoir color text illustrations throughout. Quarto (8-3/4" x 7"). Original publisher stiff printed color wrappers, untrimmed edges. Negligible light soiling, minor wear to spine ends, hinges partially cracked. Light toning to interior, illustrations vivid. $850. * From an edition limited to 900 copies, this is number 689. Hemard presents the official text of the French Code Penal with witty, and often mildly erotic, color pochoir illustrations. It is a sequel to his Code Civil: Livre Premier, Des Personnes. In 1944 Hemard issued another legal work: Code General des Impots Directs et Taxes Assimilees. 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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