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Title: "Historia de Una Mujer"
Description: Barcelona, Lito-tipografica de Juan Alec y Fugeral n.d. circa l880. . Folio coloured lithographed title-page and 50 coloured plates. This delightful book is one of very few on this scale produced in Spain and illustrated with such fine chromolithographs. It is a kind of female "Rakes Progress" : . amusingly presented as a moral tale on fifty large plates (20cms by 27cms) illustrating the career of a racy, raunchy and promiscuous woman; her ups and downs and final ruin.. We see her in Paris, in St Petersberg, at dances and parties, with various men .We find her at last being received into a nunnery where she loses no time in flirting with the priest hearing her confession. Planas' drawings are full of life and the colours are rich and strong. Many copies have succumbed to the framers knife and it is now hard to find . The first four plates are very lightly foxed in the margins. otherwise a very nice copy in original decorated cloth publishers binding.

Keywords: Planas Rakes-Progress Decoratuve+Prints

Price: GBP 450.00 = appr. US$ 642.59 Seller: David Batterham Books
- Book number: 6496