Album De Marcelin
Marcelin (Emile-Marcelin-Isidore Planet)

Paris: Author Published, 1868. 112 pages, each with a profusion of black and white illustration from the French 19th century illustrated periodical La Vie Parisienne founded in 1863 by Marcelin (Emile-Marcelin-Isidore Planet) (1829-87) writer and book illustrator, who contributed many articles himself - "...a staff which included brilliant artists and writers...Gustave Droz, Ludovic Halevy, Charles Monselet, P.-J. Toulet were contributors. Matter and illustrations were amusing and witty, occasionally risque in tone..." (Oxford French); containing: A Paris Premiere, Deuxieme, Troisieme Series; A La Campagne, Aux Bains de Mer, Aux Eaux, Courses et Chasses and with text in French throughout; large and heavy volume, about 11" x 14" size; with the remains of the original illustrated paper wrap cover and the rest bound in sturdy red buckram cloth, leather spine label with gilt titles; some wear and soiling to the boards, first few leaves edgeworn; some spotting and foxing, light in color- the paper quality good; overall, in good condition and amusing 19th century French humorous illustrated work. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20161)

$125.00

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