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Charles Meryon. 1821-1868.

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La Galerie Notre-Dame. 1853. Etching with engraving. Schneiderman 29.iv/vi. 11 1/8 x 6 15/16 (14 3/8 x 9 3/8). A rich impression printed in warm black/brown ink on cream laid paper. Collector's seal: Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Signed and dated in the plate. $6,500.

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Le Grand Châtelet à Paris, vers 1780. 1861. Etching and drypoint. Schneiderman 74.iv. 9 3/16 x 11 3/4 (sheet 13 1/2 x 19 1/4). Edition 100 in this state. A fine impression printed on laid paper with the letters 'A&M' in a crown. Initialed in the plate. The etching was done after an old drawing in the collection of Monsieur Bérard. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1863. Initialed in the plate, lower left. $750.

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La Morgue (the Mortuary, Paris). 1854. Etching. Delteil-Wright 36.iv/vii; Schneidermann 42.iv/vii. 9 x 8 1/8 inches (sheet 10 3/8 x 8 15/16). The inscriptions added in cursive: 'C. Meryon del. sculp.mdcccliv' lower left and 'Imp. Rue nueve St. Etienne-su-Mont. No 26' lower right. A striking impression printed in black-brown ink on fine cream laid paper . Meryon printed this plate himself, carefully wiping the plate so as to give a luminous glow to the central part of the image. Ex-collection John W. Wilson (Lugt 2581). Signed and titled in the plate. $9,000.

La Morgue (The Mortuary, Paris). 1865. Etching. Delteil-Wright vi/vii; Schneiderman 42.vi/vii. 6 5/8 x 5 3/4 (sheet 17 7/8 x 142 3/16). The inscriptions of state iv removed and new inscriptions added in block letters: 'LA MORGUE./1850./A DELATRE IMP R St JACQUES 265' lower center; and 'SABRA./DENTISTE/DU/PEUPLE.' on the house to the right; and 'HOTEL DES TROIS BALANCES MUEBLE.' on one to the left; and the monogram, upper left. Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. A rich impression printed on 'HUDELIST' laid paper. Provanance: C.W. Dowdeswell (Lugt 690). $5,000.

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Nouvelle-Calédonie: Grande case indigène sur le chemin de Ballade à Poépo (New Caledonia: New Caledonia : Large native hut the road from Ballade to Popéo). 1863. Etching. Delteil 67, Schneiderman 87.v. Image: 5 x 8 7/8; plate: 5 7/8 x 9 5/8; sheet: 7 7/8 x 11 5/8. Series: A voyage to New Zealand. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper with full margins. Monogrammed in the plate. $2,250.

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Le Petit Pont (Le Petit Pont, Paris). 1858. Etching and engraving. Delteil-Wright 24.v/vii; Schneiderman 20.vi/ix. 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 (sheet 13 x 9 1/2). . Edition of 600 for L'Artiste (vol IV #14, 1858) in this state. Schneiderman writes, 'In some proofs the full inscription has not been inked but is still still discernible' (p. 38). Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. A rich impression printed on black/brown ink on cream laid paper. Printing fold in the left-hand margin. Circular stain verso, not showing through to the front. Collector's seal: Lugt 2743 Sir William Richard Drake (1817-1890) ( Treasurer of the Courts of First Instance (county courts), London and Oatlands Lodge, Weybridge (Surrey). Collector of modern prints, especially Sir Francis Seymour Haden). Monogrammed in the plate. upper right. $3,000.

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La Pompe Notre Dame. (The Pumphouse, Notre Dame). 1861. Etching. Delteil-Wright 31.ix; Schneiderman 26.x. 6 3/4 x 10. Edition 30 in this state. Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. Initialed in the plate. Illustrated: Leipnik, A History of French Etching. Ex-collection: Louis Conrad Rosenberg, the American architectural etcher. $2,750.

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La Rue des Chantres. 1862. Etching. Schneiderman 85.v/vi. 11 3/4 x 5 7/8 (sheet 16 1/4 x 9). Edition 100 in this state (total printing unknown). Early printing in this state, with the dolphin atop the spire printing distinctly (later in this state it was replaced by a weathercock). Printed on cream wove paper. $2,750.

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Saint-Etienne-Du-Mont. 1852 and later. Etching. Delteil-Wright 30; Schneiderman 25.v/viii. 9 15/16 x 5 1/8 (sheet 13 3/8 x 8 1/4). Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. A rich lifetime impression printed on white laid paper. Monogrammed in the plate. $2,750.

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La Tour de l'Horloge. (The Clock Tower). 1858. Etching. Delteil-Wright 28.vi/x. Schneiderman 23.vi/x. Edition of 600 for l'Artiste volume 5, number 9,é October, 1858. 10 1/4 x 7 5/16 (sheet 12 1/4 x 18 5/8). Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. Illustrated: Keppel, The Golden Age of Engraving; Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Meryon. Monogrammed in the plate, upper right. A glowing impression printed on warm brown India appliqué mounted on white wove paper. Scattered foxing in the margins, otherwise fine condition. Initialed in the plate. $3,000.

La Tour de l'Horloge. (The Clock Tower). 1852 and later. Etching. Delteil-Wright 28.x. Schneiderman 23.x. Edition of 15 in this state. 10 1/4 x 7 5/16 (sheet 19 5/8 x 13). Series: Eaux-Fortes sur Paris. Illustrated: Keppel, The Golden Age of Engraving; Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Meryon. Monogrammed in the plate, upper right. Printed on pale off-white laid paper watermarked "Hudelist" on the full sheeet with deckle edges. A fine impression in excellent condition. $2,250.

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