Le Diable A Paris. 1845.
This 2 volume satirical work contains a collection of drawings and texts by French artists and writers lampooning social life, customs, and natives of Paris. It includes gravures by Gavarni, vignettes by Bertall, and contributions by Champin, Bertrand, D'Aubigny, and Francaise.The covers are cloth-covered boards handsomely decorated with gold-stamped pictures of scenes and people of Paris. Engraved decorations in books were in vogue by this time, and the press known as polytypage made them widely available.[ME]
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