Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris: CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames] Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris: CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames] Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris: CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames] Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris: CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames]

Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris

CHALON, J[ohn] J[ames]

Published by London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822, 1822
Art / Print / Poster
From David Brass Rare Books, Inc. (Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 1, 2007 Seller Rating 2-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 14,500.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

A Tall Copy and RareWith the Lithographic Title-Page[CHALON, John James, illustrator]. Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume of Paris, The Incidents taken from Nature, Designed and Drawn on Stone by J.J. Chalon. London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822.First edition. A Large Paper copy bound from the original four parts. Large folio (17 5/16 x 12 inches; 443 x 306 mm.). Lithographed title and twenty-four hand-colored lithographed plates. Plates printed by C. Hullmandel. The text is watermarked 1821 and the plates are watermarked J. Whatman 1821.Contemporary quarter tan roan over marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt, black morocco gilt spine label. Joints a little rubbed. Armorial bookplate (unidentified) on front paste-down. A very attractive, remarkably clean copy with vivid hand-coloring.The plates are captioned: "La Marchande de Tisanne;" "Les Bonnes;" "La Petite Fruitiere;" "La Dame du Café;" "Le Café;" "Les Tondeuses de Chiens;" "Les Brodeuses;" "L'Escamoteur;" "La Porte Cochère;" "Le Journal des Débats;" "Le Restaurant;" "La Loueuse de Chaises;" "Une Matinée aux Thuilleries;" "Le Marchand de Brioches;" "Le Porteur d'Eau;" "Le Petit Décrotteur;" "Le Marche aux Fleurs;" "La Prise de Tabac;" "Les Adieux;" "Les Dames de la Halle;" "Le Cimetiere du Pere la Chaise;" "Les Dames Artistes;" "La Charette du Blanchisseur;" and "La Marchande de Modes."According to Beraldi (XII, 232) this 'very curious and rare album' appeared as a small quarto in London. These plates, which are large folio in size, may represent a French issue of the work, though the English edition had captions in French. Jean-Jacques Chalon was a French artist born in Switzerland who eventually settled in England. His designs are by no means mere costume plates. Instead they are animated and faithful studies of Parisian manners and costumes in the years 1820 to 1822. There is hardly a touch of caricature, though the profiles of his personages have a family likeness which suggests a domesticated Girodet" (Ray)."Published in four parts. The plates show people of various occupations, shoeblacks, venders, politicians, and general scenes, etc" (Hiler).This copy is unusually tall: Abbey's copy measured 15 x 11 1/4 inches uncut, and lacked the lithographed title-page, as did Sadleir's (though Sadleir's copy was slightly larger than the copy under notice).Only four copies with the lithographed title-page have come to auction within last 31 years. Five copies only located in KVK/OCLC but the presence of the title page is not noted. Quite rare.Abbey, Travel, 108. Colas 588. Hiler, p. 156. Lipperheide 1185. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 124. Bookseller Inventory # 02555

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Twenty Four Subjects Exhibiting the Costume ...

Publisher: London: Published by Rodwell and Martin, 1822

Publication Date: 1822

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

WHAT IS DAVID BRASS RARE BOOKS? David Brass Rare Books, Inc. specializes in buying and selling only the finest examples of English, American and European Literature, Children's Books, Color-Plate Books, Illustrated Books, Early Printed Books, Private Press Books, Fine Bindings, Original Artwork, Manuscripts, High Spot Modern First Editions, Rare Books and High Spots. HOW WE WORK We fully catalogue and photograph all of our items. We realize that every book has its own unique characteristics, so our catalogue descriptions give you a clear and precise explanation of condition, style, history, etc. Our photographs are of the highest digital quality, and will give you the clearest idea of what out items actually look like. We believe that this detailed information will provide a greater sense of confidence to the discerning collector who is considering a purchase. CONSIGNMENTS Consignments are welcome. If you want to use our name and contacts to find a home for your rare pieces, ask us about our terms. We offer full security and insurance while we house your item.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you are
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and
we'll respond within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:


We will ship worldwide by FedEx, UPS and US Post. Please ask for details of insurance and freight.


All prices are in US dollars. For our overseas customers please email us for a conversion into your currency if needed. Shipping and Insurance will be charged at cost. Payment by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card is acceptable. Checks require ten days to clear.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer