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À la guerre comme à la guerre by CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé] - First Edition - from David Brass Rare Books, Inc. and

À la guerre comme à la guerre

by CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1846. A Satirical View of the French in Algeria CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. [À la guerre comme à la guerre. Variantes lithographiques, sur le thême bien connu: Ah! quel plaisir d'être soldat. Par Cham]. Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., [n.d., 1846]. Oblong folio (10 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches; 260 x 334 mm.). Twenty-seven (of thirty-one) hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum Arabic, presenting a satirical view of the life of the French contingent in Algeria. Publisher's sixteen page catalog bound in at end. Bound without the pictorial title-page and plates 1, 29 & 30. Ten plates with short lower marginal tears. Twentieth century tan cloth over boards, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. A very good, albeit incomplete example. The plates: 2. Au diable les chevaux arabes! 3. Quelle chance!! 4. Pour faire un bon pot-au-feu. 5. V'là soixante lieues d'avalées! 6. Ces gueux d'arabes. 7. Dites donc, caporal. 8. Une visite sous la tente. 9. Encore quinze lieues à faire... 10. Une razzia... 11. C'est fort drôle conscrit!... 12. Un héritage flambé. 13. Allons bon!... 14. Gueux de sauvages! 15. Y a des gens qui ont du bonheur! 16. Il est bon d'avoir des amis. 17. C'est une flêche empoisonnée. 18. En toute chose il ne faut jamais considérer la faim. 19. Qué beau pays!!! 20. Est-ce que tu attends l'omnibus?... 21. Pauvres camarades! 22. Cristi! V'la mon paletot qui se déchire! 23. Y a pas de bon sens! 24. Cher papa et chère maman. 25. Mon Général... 26. C'est un coup superbe! 27. Un petit homme a grandes passions. 28. Marche de nuit. CHAM, pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé (1818-1879). "It is to be regretted that space will not serve to represent the caricaturists and depictors of manners who followed in the wake of Daumier and Gavarni. Among the most attractive of the former is Amédée de Noé, known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah) of whom it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège , in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).

  • Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 04620
  • Title: À la guerre comme à la guerre
  • Author: CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1846


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