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Provenance: Moore S. Achenbach
Remarks: Two sketches by Honoré de Balzac; one each by Jules Janin, E. de la Bédollierre, Comte Horace de Viel-Castel, Albéric Second, Madame de Bawr, J. Chaudes-Aigues, Madame Ancelot, L. Roux, Altaroche, Philibert Audebrand.
Full-page wood engravings printed on India-paper were issued with the separate numbers but are lacking here (see the reviews printed on the back wrapper of no. 12 bound in at the end)
Conservation Note: pictorial wrapper quite browned
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
12 separate numbers, each describing a French character, bound into one volume; each with head-piece, tail-piece, and decorated initial capital letter; 1 full-page image (on wrapper for no. 12): urban and rural life; professions; theater and painting