6172. Les étrangers a Paris 1844

Object description
DESNOYERS, LOUIS, and others. Les étrangers a Paris. Paris (Charles Warée) no date (1844).

Small 4:o (about 260x170 mm.). (5), VI-XXXV, (1 blank), (1)-525, (3) pp. 30 woodengraved plates, woodengravings in text after P. Gavarni and others.
Publisher's black cloth, decorated in gilt, i.a. with a Chinese gentleman on front cover, skilfully mended in the joints, gilt spine, gilt edges. Some foxing.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1765.
The contributors adopt the device of assuming a foreigh nationality in order to make fun of contemporary Parisian manners and custom.
"Les Chinois a Paris", pp. 121-146, with one plate, was written by Joseph Méry in a form of a letter by "I-Sian-seng", a Chinese doctor.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).