Paris à la loupe, Paul Ginisty illustrated by Henriot – 1883


Paris à la loupe –
First Edition Marpon & Flammarion, 1883

Published in 1883 by C. Marpon & E. Flammarion, “Paris à la loupe” (“Paris under the microscope”) is a book written by Paul Ginisty (1855-1932),  columnist for the Gil Blas, next director of the Odéon theatre and friend of Guy de Maupassant. In this rare book, we discover profiles and novels talking about various kinds of parisian people at that time. We can for example find chapters about : the “boulevardisme”, kif smokers, private detectives…

The book is sharply illustrated by Henriot (1857-1933), drawer and caricaturist for le Charivari, le Figaro or even l’Illustration. He also signs the engraved frontispiece of Paris à la loupe.

Published by Marpon & Flammarion, based on 26 rue Racine, close to the Odéon. This company was born in 1875 from the association between Charles Marpon, bookseller under the arches of the Odéon, and Ernest Flammarion, sales agent for Didier editions. When Charles died in 1890, Ernest took the lead alone and the company was rebranded Librairie Ernest Flammarion.

Size : In-8 paperback, first edition on current paper. 415 pages

Condition :
Fair to average
Cover and sidecover in poor condition with stains, tears and missing parts. Pages in average to good condition

Dimensions :
12 x 19 cm / Weight 480 g

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