Nicolas Ragot de Grandval - Le vice puni ou Cartouche - 1768

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Nicolas Ragot de Grandval - Le vice puni ou Cartouche - 1768
History, Illustrated, Literature, Reference works - Quantity: 1 - Illustrated book of 17 engravings - Book

Nicolas Ragot de Grandval - Le vice puni ou Cartouche, poëme - Nouvelle édition ; revue, corrigée et augmentée - à Anvers; et se trouve à Paris, chez Laurent Prault, 1768 - (4) ff, 119 pages - Period full sheepskin binding - octavo - 13 x 19.5 cm.

Condition: 1 snag on the headcap, joints in good condition, strong hinges, corners in good condition, smooth spine adorned with gilded fillets and with title label, some foxing, yellow edges, missing an endpaper. Complete.

Book illustrated with a frontispiece and 16 engravings, as eloquent as they are dark. One of them, very famous, represents Cartouche and his gang practicing theft on mannequins rigged with bells.

A heroic-comic and parodic poem in 13 pieces inspired by Louis Dominique Garthausen, known as "Cartouche", a famous Parisian thief who was broken on the wheel on the Place de Grève (now Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville).

This masterpiece of folk art includes one of the first slang-French and French-slang dictionaries at the end of the volume.

This copy of this rare work is in good condition.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Illustrated, Literature, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Nicolas Ragot de Grandval
Book Title
Le vice puni ou Cartouche
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1768
Edition
New edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Extras
Illustrated book of 17 engravings
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