Gavarni in London. Sketches of Life and Character with Illustrative Essays by Popular Writers. Albert SMITH.
Gavarni in London. Sketches of Life and Character with Illustrative Essays by Popular Writers

Gavarni in London. Sketches of Life and Character with Illustrative Essays by Popular Writers

London: David Bogue, 1849.

Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (1804-1866), pseudonym Gavarni, was a French master lithographer noted for his fashion and satirical illustrations. In 1847 he travelled to London and produced a series of images condemning the conditions of the English working-classes and urban poor, here used to illustrate a series of written descriptions by leading writers of the day.

Item #1058

Quarto, original gilt cloth (expertly rebacked), all edges gilt, frontispiece, illustrated title-page and full-page plates throughout; cloth rubbed with some scattered marks, internally fine, a nice copy.

Price (AUD): $385.00  other currencies

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