(MINIATURE BOOK). ~ Le Tableau de la Vie. Année 1820. Paris [?Marcilly], 1820.
64mo (20 × 15 mm), pp. 64, engraved throughout and with 8 full-page illustrations. Pagination trimmed at upper forecorner. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, upper and lower cover with a floral motif within borders. Spine very slightly rubbed, lower forecorner with minute loss. A very good copy.
An almanac for the year 1820. Engraved throughout with text and images. A delightful miniature almanac, which is preceded by several popular songs (‘Aux Dames’, ‘le Portraits’, ‘le Banquet’, ‘la Barque à Caron’ etc.) Though without imprint, this is characteristic of the popular miniature books produced by Marcilly. Not in Worldcat (which locates only an 1821 issue, described as in ‘128mo’). It is probable that it was issued in these two years only. Grand-Carteret 1908 (citing a copy in the collection of Georges Salomons).