Lot n° 44
250 - 300 EUR
The Journey of Mr Dumollet. Text and drawings by Robida. Paris, Georges Decaux publisher (1883); in- 4 (30x21 cm), beige percaline boards with blue corners, decorated with special irons, large composition illustrating Mr Dumollet mounted on a donkey, and characters reproduced in the blue corners, spine with long title, second plate decorated with a vignette (endpaper split, inside of the first plate, and spine cracked on the second plate) First edition. 111 pages and two pages of table. First printing of black and colour illustrations in the text. Front protected by serpente and ten plates in colour or in two tints. Extravagant account of the extraordinary journey undertaken on a donkey by Narcisse Dumollet to reach Saint-Malo. Bound by Engel and Souze. Copy enriched with a very beautiful wash in brown monochrome with white highlights, signed at the bottom right (29x23 cm), used to illustrate the hors-texte on page 32, entitled "L'Hôtel du cerf-volant".
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