GRANDVILLE. STAHL, P.J. ~ Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux. Études de Moeurs Contemporaines publiées sous la direction de M. P.-J. Stahl.
2 volumes. First edition. 201 engraved plates plus illustrations in text by Grandville, engreved by his preferred engraver Brévière. 4to., bound by Plow of Boston, Lincolnshire in half maroon morocco with marbled paper boards, edges and endpapers, spines decorated in gilt. Worn with repairs to upper joints, but still good strong copies. Booklabel of James Lloyd and Plow binder’s tickets.
Stahl was a pseudonym for the publisher Hetzel who edited texts by Balzac Jules Janin, George Sand and others to go with Grandville’s superb engravings. It was seen as a great satire on French manners of the the middle nineteenth century