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Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier aka PAUL GAVARNI La boite aux lettres 1837 – 1838

$3,500.00

Gavarni, Paul [Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier 1804 – 1866], La boite aux lettres. Paris : Chez Arnauld De Vresse, 23, Quai St. Michel, 1837 – 1838. 33.5 cm x 26 cm. Green cover wrapper and identical title page only lithographed by Veyron, rue Galande for de Vresse; 14 other lithographs bound in were printed by Caboche, Grégoire et Cie., pass. Saulnier, 19, all hand-coloring with gum Arabic. Engraved texts of the letters appear beneath the lithographed image of the situation.

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Gavarni, Paul [Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier 1804 – 1866], La boite aux lettres. Paris : Chez Arnauld De Vresse, 23, Quai St. Michel, 1837-1838. 33.5 cm x 26 cm. Green cover wrapper and identical title page only lithographed by Veyron, rue Galande for de Vresse; 14 other lithographs bound in were printed by Caboche, Grégoire et Cie., pass. Saulnier, 19, all hand-coloring with gum Arabic. Engraved texts of the letters appear beneath the lithographed image of the situation, printed on the recto only, The pages are not numbered. Several plates are signed or initialed in the plate. Fine. A rare title and rarer still hand-colored in this condition.

A collection of 34 images, La boite aux lettres, of which the first twelve were published earlier than the others by Caboche, Grégoire et Cie. according to J. Armelhault et E. Bocher, (AB) L’Oeuvre de Gavarni. 1873. The images in this book are:

(AB 1685) “Vous avez le secret de ma vie … ô mon Alfred …”, 102 in plate, (No. 1 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 5 XII 1837;
(AB 1688) “…. Peut âitre en-ai je trop did moi …” G.73 in plate. (No. 2 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 26 VIII 1837;
(AB 1687) “Je prends la plume d’une main tremblante…” G. 71. In plate. (No. 3 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 29 VII 1837;
(AB 1693 “Congé en Partie Double”) “Chère Adèle…” and “Ma Chère Adèle” 80 in plate. (No. 4 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 4 XI 1837;
(AB 1692) “Adolphe! Adolphe! …” G.72 in plate. (No. 5 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 26 VII 1837;
(AB 1689) « Chère ange / non amour …”. Gavarni. 79 in plate. (No. 6 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 4 IX 1837;
(AB 1684) “A messieur les membres du Con / seille de discipline di 1er Batalion …” (No. 7 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 28 VIII 1837;
(AM1686) Letter being read : « Je vous attendrais / a la grande Chaumière / Barriere du Boch… » , Letter being hidden : « Monsieur / je sui[s] au desepoire / de ne pouvoir … » (No. 8 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 4 X 1837;
(AB 1691) « … Ma sière epouse je vous / fait bien mes complimens … » (No. 9 in this book, it appeared in Le Charivari, 11 IX 1837;
(AB 1694) “Je sousigné Roi des Batignolles… » Gavarni, 70 in plate. (No. 10 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 20 III 1838;
(AB 1695) X in series) “Monsieur / malgré se sois sans … » Gavarni 81 in plate. (No. 11 in this book), it appeared in Le Charivari 20 X 1837;
(AB1690) No. 12 in this copy “Mon ami / je menpresse de te faire Savoir / que je suis changé de maison / je reste maintenant chez / Madame de Ste. … ». 71 in the plate, it appeared in Le Charivari 5 I 1838;
(AB 348?) “J’ai ta letter chère Ernest …” with the title below, “ Ernest s’en fait des papillottes.” (No. 13 in this book) AB gives the publisher of the copy he saw as Aubert and says it appeared in Le Charivari 24 février 1838. The copy offered for sale here is believed to have been printed earlier and printed by Caboche & Cie.;
(AB 349, series no. XIV) “Ah! Prenez pitié de l’état …” This image appeared in Le Chariavari 7 novembre 1837. Second state. (No. 14 in this book).

Gavarni La boite aux lettres - Paris - 1837

 

Gavarni La boite aux lettres - Paris - 1837

 

 

Voir: J. Armelhault et E. Bocher, (AB) L’Oeuvre de Gavarni.