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binding - Les fleurs animées / par J.-J. Grandville
  • Les fleurs animées / par J.-J. Grandville
    Grandville, Jean-Jacques Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, born 1803 - died 1847
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Les fleurs animées / par J.-J. Grandville

  • Object:

    binding

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    [1857] (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grandville, Jean-Jacques Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, born 1803 - died 1847 (illustrator)
    Karr, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse, born 1808 - died 1890 (writer)
    Delord, Taxile, born 1815 - died 1877 (writer)
    Raban, Louis-François, born 1795 - died 1870 (writer)

  • Museum number:

    L.755-1943

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

2 v. : 53 plates (51 col.) ; 27 cm.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

[1857] (published)

Artist/maker

Grandville, Jean-Jacques Jean-Ignace-Isidore Gérard, born 1803 - died 1847 (illustrator)
Karr, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse, born 1808 - died 1890 (writer)
Delord, Taxile, born 1815 - died 1877 (writer)
Raban, Louis-François, born 1795 - died 1870 (writer)

Descriptive line

"Dessins par J. I. Grandville, gravés sur acier par G. Geoffroi."
Colored plates include added t.p.s, engraved, with publisher's name only (G. de Gonet) in imprint.
"Botaniques moderne des dames" (v.2, p. [109]-172) signed: Alph. Karr.
"Culture des fleurs: Horticulture des dames" (v.2, p. [173]-238) signed: Cte Foelix [i.e. L. F. Raban]
52 (50 col.) engr., and cuts (2 col.).

Labels and date

Europe and America 1815-1900, room 101

Book: ‘Les Fleurs Animées’
1857
The study of flowers was a popular Victorian pastime, spurred on by the rise of leisure reading, especially among women. This book contains humorous hand-coloured engravings by the eminent caricaturist and illustrator J.J. Grandville. The cloth cover and the prints inside show flowers personified as women and dressed in elegant costumes.
France, Paris; written by Alphonse Karr and Taxile Delord; illustrated by J.J. Grandville; published by Gabriel de Gonet; binding design by Haarhaus
Cloth; panel stamped in gold and various colours
Museum no. L.755-1943

[07/03/2016] []

Categories

Bookbinding; National Art Library; Books

Collection

National Art Library

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