LES MOIS PAR KAEMMERER (cover title). by KAEMMERER, (F.H.)

(Menu Cards)

LES MOIS PAR KAEMMERER (cover title).

A pretty set of twelve menu cards printed on the front with a full page illustration by Kaemmerer of a woman representing a month of the year and, on the back, a decoratively bordered blank space with "Menu du...." printed in a panel at the top. The month is written in French at the bottom within the decorative border. On the rectos, Kaemmerer's ladies, set inside the same decorative borders are "Nivose," Pluviose," "Germinal," "Ventose," "Floréal," "Prairial," "Messidor,""Thermidor," "Fructidor,""Vendémiaire," "Brumaire," and "Frimaire." All figures are in a seasonal setting engaged in appropriate activities or posed to feature seasonal costume. 12 cards 16.2 x 11.10 cm printed on both sides in blue tones, with seasonal illustrations on rectos, all edges gilt.

Twelve loose cards, a.e.g., as issued, in illustrated portfolio; cards fine, but for a bit of foxing on the verso of one; the portfolio shows some scuffing and rubbing, with part of printed title rubbed, silk backing ends worn and frayed.

ID#: 15634
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