Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie. Editeurs, 1846. Item #04456
Twenty Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates Containing Sixty-Nine Vignettes
[QUILLENBOIS, pseudonym of Charles Marie de Sarcus, illustrator]. Prophéties Charivariques. Par Quillenbois. Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie. Editeurs, [n.d., ca. 1846].
Large folio (13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 338 x 250 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates, containing sixty-nine captioned vignettes depicting “Facetious Prophesies.” Plates heightened with gum arabic. Lithographed leaf Maison de Commission. Des Modes Parisiennes [verso blank] and sixteen page Aubert et Cie. Livres et Albums etc., bound in at end. Minimal marginal foxing or browning to a few leaves.
Publisher's pictorial green lithographed boards. Spine and corners professionally repaired, board edges a little browned. Still an excellent example of this rather rare title. Small color-printed bookplate of Joaquin J. Giralt on front paste-down.
OCLC locates just copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: The Morgan Library & Museum (NY, USA) and The Zentralbibliothek Zurich (Switzerland).
Charles-Marie de Sarcus, a.k.a. Quillenbois, (1821-1867) was born in Dijon and died in Paris. He was a French painter and caricaturist during the middle of the nineteenth century, best known for his cartoons, which were published in many newspapers and albums between 1845 and 1853, and signed Quillenbois. He was a friend of Cham, a.k.a. Charles Amédée de Noé (1818-1879) and he contributed to the satirical newspaper La Revue Comique (1848-1849), providing drawings to Fashion, L Éclair as well as L'Illustration, and was the official draftsman of the Caricaturist (1849-1851).