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Louis Huart THE STUDENT AT PARIS 1844 Very Rare Engraved Illustrations Non-Fiction Rue Saint-Jacques Cigars Cancan Vestments Tailors Winter Examinations Student Life Translated by E C Finn

Title: The Student at Paris
Author: Louis Huart - Louis Adrien Huart was a French journalist, writer and theater director. From 1835, he wrote for Le Charivari, the main French satirical opposition newspaper, of which he was to become the most diligent editor. In his literary and theatrical chronicles, as well as in his daily political satire, he constantly approached the legal limit posed by censorship, but never exceeded it.
Translator: E. C. Finn
Publisher: George C. Moore
City: New York
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 94 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: This very rare antique non-fiction title is bound in a decorative paper wrapper and illustrated with forty-six engravings. This is a unique humorous glimpse of the life of a student in the lead-up to the French Revolution of 1848, also referred to as the February Revolution. From the translator’s preface: “The Translator of this little volume has had some doubts about the propriety of preserving the original entire; but as the work should be regarded as a veritable picture, or rather a series of pictures, illustrating the life of a student at Paris, he has deemed it better to give the work as he finds it. Those who seek amusement in its pages, may perhaps find information also.

Its object after all is no less praiseworthy than that of Hogarth’s Marriage a-la-mode or his Rake’s Progress, etc., etc.; all of which enjoy the approbation of the world.â€

Some of the chapter headings read:

Entry into matter and into the rue Saint-Jacques.
Of the cigar, considered in its relations with the code civil.
In which it is proved that if the Lizard be the friend of Man, Man is also the friend of Woman.
The same subject palpitating with interest.
The etudiante pure blood.
Of Virtue, of King David, of the Cancan, and of the Municipal Garde.
Wherein is explained the Mortality that reigns among the Porters of the Latin Country.
The vestments of the Student and the tailors of the epoch.
The pleasures of Winter.
Of the Carot considered as a nourishing vegetable.
Of the other amusements of the Student.
Examinations, not of conscience.
Philosophical dissertation, but not classical, upon the vacations.
End finale.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is disbound, with loose page sections. The wrapper exhibits mild age toning, with minor marginal chipping. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.

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Louis Huart THE STUDENT AT PARIS 1844 Very Rare

Estimate $70 - $200May 19, 2019