Publisher: [Paris: Chez Wild and A Hauser, circa 1860].
Condition: Cloth a little worn at the edges; some light foxing; fine copy.
Book ID: 26658
DescriptionOblong 4to, 26 x 35 cm, original gilt-and blind-stamped black cloth. 57 plates of views and scenes of Paris and surrounding locations by artists Jules B. Arnout and A. Deroy, lithographed by Rosé-Joseph Lemercier. One of the plates is in triplicate.
CommentsA fine and classic collection of views of Paris, though apparently a hybrid assembledge of undetermined bibliographic origins. The plates have two different imprints: Wild, Passage de Sauman 38, and A. Hauser, Boul. des Italiens 11, but they are all lithographed by the famous Rosé-Joseph Lemercier. The numbering of the plates is not entirely sequential, pointing to the probability that this volume was put together with an assembledge of remainder plates from other works; nonetheless, it is larger collection of the Lemercier lithographs than is usually encountered in a single volume. 34 of the plates are signed by Arnout and 23 by Deroy.