Fourberies d’Arlequin, Les

Sixteen Hand-Colored Lithographs Depicting the Knaveries of Harlequin

BARIC, [Jules Jean Antoine]. Les Fourberies d'Arlequin. Par Baric. Paris: Arnauld de Vresse, Editeur, [n.d., ca. 1860].

First (only?) edition. Oblong octavo (6 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches; 162 x 258 mm.). 16 pp. of text. Sixteen numbered hand-colored lithographed plates (including hand-colored lithographed title) depicting the knaveries of Harlequin. The plates are captioned below. All plates mounted on guards. Plates lithographed by Roche.

Contemporary quarter dark green morocco over dark green pebble-grain boards. Covers ruled in blind, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, smooth spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light foxing and marginal soiling. An excellent copy of this scarce work.

Jules Jean Antoine Baric (ca. 1825 or 1830-1905) illustrated several books of caricatures or cartoons for Arnauld de Vresse between 1857 and 1863.

Gumuchian 466. Not in Colas, Hiler, Lipperheide, or BM. No copy has sold at auction since 1975. Item #00317

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