TARDIEU

[ Pierre Alexandre Tardieu, French engraver.. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Alex're. Tardieu'), in French, to the London printseller W. J. White, responding to an offer for 'les Epreuves avant la lettre du Saint Jérôme'. With autograph note by White.

Author: 
Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1756-1844), French engraver [ William Johnstone White (1780-1844), London printseller, publisher and engraver ]
Publication details: 
'Rue Taranne No. 7', Paris. 7 February 1837.
£80.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, with seal in red wax and postmark, on reverse of second leaf to 'Monsieur White | Brownlow Street holborn | London'. Thirty-seven lines of text, including a thirteen-line postscript. In responding to an offer for 'les Epreuves avant la lettre du Saint Jérôme', made by White in a letter of 29 September 1836, through' Mr. Chocarne', i.e. the painter and engraver Geoffroy Alphonse Chocarne (1797-c.1857), Tardieu writes: 'deux mille francs, c'est mon Dernier prix, tant pour mon honneur que pour les intérêts de ma femme et ma fille qui doivent me survivre'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Éloge du Luxe Effréné des Femmes. Extraits des legendes de J. T. de Saint-Germain. [In two sections: 'De la mode' and 'Du Luxe et du travail'.]

Author: 
'J. T. de Saint-Germain' [pseudonym of Jules-Romain Tardieu (1805-1868)]
Publication details: 
Paris: Jules Tardieu, Éditeur, 13, Rue de Tournon, 13. [1865.]
£120.00

[2] + 12pp., 16mo. In good condition, lightly-aged, disbound. A tastefully-printed little production, well laid-out with vignettes. In two parts: the first, titled 'De la mode' (pp.1-), an 'Extrait de la Veilleuse, Légende'; the second, titled 'Du Luxe et du travail' (pp.6-12), an 'Extrait de l'Art d'etre malheureux, Légende'. On reverse of title is a page of 'Ouvrages de J. T. de Saint-Germain'. Only copy on COPAC at the British Library. Copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale, whose entry dates the item to 1865.

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