Paris: G. de Gonet, 1849.
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, . First edition. A near fine copy of this uncommon book.
Published posthumously, this is Grandville's last work which was done in 1847 just before he died at the insane asylum in Vanves.
Illustrator: Grandville, Jean-Jacques
Condition: Near Fine