With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Publisher Paris Imp. Lith. Pinot & Sagaire. Edit a Epinal
Seller ID 004161
Rascist yet colorful image of barber lathering a black man, both in eighteenth century attire. N.d., circa 1860. 41 by 28 cm. The caption to the image is "A vouloir blanchir ce negre, Barbier tu perds ton savon." In English: "Wishing to whiten this black man, Barber you are losing your soap." Regardless of the content, the image does provide a good window into a barbershop of the era, which to us may look lovely but is without such conveniences as the barber chair, not yet invented, and with a kind of bowl and collar around the black man's neck to catch anything falling. To the side are 12 stanzas of everyday maxims turned into nonsense. Above and below are six vignettes that relate to the song. Light wear.