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Grandville, J. J.
Les Metamorphoses du jour
Paris: Aubert et cie, Place de La Bourse, 29, .
Oblong 4to. 71 leaves of plates. 30 x 23 cm. Original illustrated green paper boards with gilt lettering. Re-impression of the first edition published in 1829. One of two variant copies noted by Vicaire, each with a slightly different title and title page information. I could only find four auction records of this 1836 edition. Three of these had the extended title. This copy, with the shorter title last appeared at auction in 2012. This copy not coloured and without the suppressed plates. Although later editions of this work are quite common, this re-impression appears to be quite rare, especially in the original boards and in such excellent condition. Head of spine and board tips with light wear, the plates are a little age toned and foxed around the edges. G. Vicaire, 5, 780; L. Carteret,3, 284; Ray, 197.