Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.
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Les Cris de Paris: Amusement de Société.

(Paris: Berthellemot, c. 1820). A complete set of fifty playing cards, in the original box, comprised of: twenty-four hand-colored engravings of Parisian street vendors; a hand-colored card depicting a judge declaring “Peace, peace,” which stops the game; twenty-four corresponding text cards with the cries of each vendor and a rhyme about each; and a “Carte Blanche.” In addition, the original printed sheet with the rules of the game is included in the box with the cards. The occupations depicted on the cards include vendors of rabbit skins, vegetables, cherries, cheese, and umbrellas. Box covered with pink lacquered paper with a hand-colored illustrated paper label depicting vendors hawking their wares in the marketplace. Apart from some faint foxing to two of the illustrated cards, not affecting the images, and slight finger marks to the corners of the Judge card, the set is in remarkably fine condition. The box shows only the slightest shelf wear and a few spots of soiling to the rear panel. A rare set, seldom encountered complete: only one complete set has been recorded at auction in the last ten years. Gumuchian describes the set as “...très rare complète, dans un parfait état. De toute rareté.” (Gumuchian, 3231). (Cards measure 3 1/4 by 2 1/4; 83x57mm). Item #24883

Price: $7,500.00

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