Paris Street people types 1864 Yriarte French illustrated leather book w/ orig. PhotoBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Paris Grotesque Les Celebrites de la Rue: Paris (1815 a 1863), by Charles Yriarte.
Published 1864, Paris by Librarie Parisienne.
368 pages. Profusion of full page wood engraved plates showing types of people found on the streets of Paris.
Unique example, with an original period albumen photograph of one of the female subjects bound in. A splendid image, note her lettered dress and metal work accessories.
Period quarter leather binding, raised bands, spine gilt lettered, compartments stamped with devices. Marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges.
A collection of articles written by Charles Yriarte for the magazine Paris Grotesque. Celebrities of the Street is a satirical take on fashion and society commentary of the period, each type of person with an illustrative example.
Attractive book, well preserved, overall sound, clean and tight.
Book measures: 9 1/4" H X 6 1/4" W.