Paris: Delpech, 1827. Item #05194
"Such Vehicles are 'Marvelously Suitable to Represent the Pomp of Dandyism'"
LAMI, Eugene. Tribulations des gens à equipages. Paris: Delpech, 1827.
First (only) edition. Oblong quarto 10 15/16 x 15 inches; 278 x 381 mm.). Printed title-page and the complete suite of six fine hand-colored lithographed plates designed by Lami with lithography by Delpech. Title page with ink shelf numbers? on top blank margin.
Late nineteenth century half red morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Smooth spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, cockerel style end-papers. With the bookplate of renowned French collector and bibliographer Claude Rebeyrat (Un Autre Monde) on front paste-down. A wonderful example of this extremely rare suite of plates depicting French carriages and coaches in the early nineteenth century.
Extremely scarce, with no auction records in ABPC Index since 1923, and only four copies recorded by OCLC in institutional holdings worldwide.
"Lami's Tribulations des gens à equipages of 1827 and Six quartiers de Paris...treats French subjects in the same manner [as his Voyage in Angleterre shows English in its most attractive aspects]. Their designs center cheifly on carriages, a point which Baudelaire did not forget in 'Le pientre de la vie moderne,' when he remarked that such vehicles are 'marvelously suitable to represent the pomp of dandyism'" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 203).
Hiler, p. 523; Lipperheide II, 3656; Beraldi IX, 37.