First edition. Rare complete copy with the beautiful illustrated cover in
"Art Nouveau" style by Fernand FAU (1858-1915).
Small 4to volume in an elegant bradel-style binding in half-vellum ivory,
smooth spine adorned with a golden red leather title label and attached.
The paper of the covers is browned with foxing, the back cover has a slight damp stain,
without the spine. The rest is in very good condition. Decorative binding, leather has some
light signs of wear and tear. Fresh and crisp inside.
Interesting documentation on the collections in use in the nineteenth century, essential to the
collector of objects of this period, with the related iconography: 461 engravings.
Documentars in the text and 6 tipped-in plates (including 5 coloured).
The various collections described in the book are: stationery,
compliment, business and greeting cards, invitation tickets, cards and letters,
party programs, administrative and political papers, popular imagery,
curiosities and eccentricities of the image, foreign popular images, the naivety of
legends, playing cards, wall calendar, theses, goose games, fans,
screens, lampshades, wallpaper, silhouettes, cut-outs, Chinese shadows, curious optics,
fun cartography, music titles, illustrated rebus and puns, labels, address
cards, paper money, lottery tickets, exhibition tickets, invoices and trade
papers, wall poster, prospectus and advertisements, newspaper curiosities,
Grand Carteret (John):
Vieux Papiers. Vieilles Images. Inheritance of a collector. 461 documentary engravings
in the text and 6 tipped-in plates including 5 coloured.
Paris A. Le Vasseur, 1896. 4to (20 x 28.5 cm) 543pp. Complete.
John Grand-Carteret, born May 6, 1850 in Paris where he died August 31, 1927,
is a French journalist, art and fashion historian, considered a pioneer in the
field of iconology, his book L'Histoire, la vie, les mœurs et la curiosité par
l’Image remains a reference. (Wikipedia).
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Geschichte, Humor & Karikatur, Illustriert, Schöne Einbände
- Autor/ Illustrator
- John Grand-Carteret
- Vieux Papiers. Vieilles Images. Cartons d'un Collectionneur. 461 Gravures documentaires dans le text
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 28.5×20 cm