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.
- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated, Literature, Reference works
- Author/ Illustrator
- Nicolas Ragot de Grandval
- Book Title
- Le vice puni ou Cartouche
- Publication year oldest item
- New edition
- Original language
- Illustrated book of 17 engravings