GRANDVILLE, J.J. Petites Misères de la Vie humaine, par Old Nick [Paul-Émile Daurand Forgues] et Grandville. , viii, 392 pp. Illustrated woodcut frontispiece and 49 full-page woodcut plates and woodcuts in text throughout by Grandville. 8vo., 230 x 145 mm, bound in publisher's gilt-stamped cloth. Paris: H. Fournier, 1843.
A fine copy in the rare publisher's cloth of one of Grandville's lesser known works, but one that contains intimations of his masterpiece Un Autre Monde of the following year. Presumably because the surreal illustrations which were to become his trademark are in the distinct minority that this books has not been given the credit it is due. Occasional foxing, but overall a clean copy.
Item nr. 168510