Les Etoiles. Two parts, as issued -- Derniere Feerie avec texte par Mery & Astronomie des Dames par le Cte. Foelix

Paris: G. de Gonet, 1849. Grandville, Jean-Jacques. First. hardcover. Including the 2 extra illustrated title pages and portrait page, there are 15 fantastic engraved plates by Grandville, each delicately hand-colored (the protective tissues are discolored, but the plates are spotless). (4), xvi, 252; (4), 186, (2) pages. Imperial 8vo, contemporary morocco-backed pebbled boards with ornately gilt spine, all edges gilt. Paris: G. de Gonet & Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer, [1849]. First edition. A near fine copy of this uncommon book. near fine.

Published posthumously, this is Grandville's last work which was done in 1847 just before he died at the insane asylum in Vanves.

Price: $2,750.00

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