ADAM, Victor. Les Synonymes en Action. Contents include; hand-coloured lithographed title and twenty-four hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, (W, X & Y on one plate). Folio, 337 x 250 mm, bound in publisher's blind stamped red cloth over boards, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked to style. Paris: Chez Arnauld de Vresse,1850.
A rare and attractive Abécédaire by the keen Parisian societal observer and illustrator, Victor Adam. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a series of colourful and imaginative vignettes on subjects including costume, animals, trades and many others.
OCLC lists only a copy at NYPL. Minor rubbing to extremities. Short marginal tears to plate numbers 11, 12, 19 & 21, minimal marginal foxing and soiling, otherwise an excellent copy of this scarce series of plates.
PROVENANCE: Small bookplate of J.J. Coudera on front pastedown.
Item nr. 170270