Un Autre Monde: Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard) Un Autre Monde: Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard) Un Autre Monde: Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard)

Un Autre Monde

Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard)

Published by H. Fournier, Paris, 1844
Condition: g+ Hardcover
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Quarto. [6], 295, [1]pp. Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering on spine. All paper edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece protected with a tissue-guard. Title page in red lettering. Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (aka Grandville) was an early 19th-century French caricaturist, later recognized as a grandfather of Surrealism. This scarce first edition of "Un Autre Monde" (1844) is Grandville's most original contribution to the illustrated book form as it approaches the status of pure surrealism, despite being conceived in a pre-Freudian age. Leading members of the Surrealist movement such as André Breton and Georges Bataille recognised in Grandville a significant precursor and inspiration for the movement. Illustrated with 36 striking hand-colored plates, and numerous vignettes after Grandville, this work describes a parallel world created by three sleazy demiurges named Dr. Krackq, Dr. Puff and Dr. Hahblle. Each also travels within the world, describing its people and their customs. Two small dark spots at head of spine. Pages foxed throughout (not affecting the hand-colored plates). Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to good+, plates in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36618

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Title: Un Autre Monde

Publisher: H. Fournier, Paris

Publication Date: 1844

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: g+

Edition: First edition.

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