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The unbelievable, fantastic Illustrations of J.J. Grandville 1803-1847, a journey through his life. Now on 180 pages, Hardcover Book!
The unbelievable, fantastic Illustrations of J.J. Grandville 1803-1847, a journey through his life. Now on 180 pages, Hardcover Book!
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GRANDVILLE RELOADED / THE SURREAL & ABSURD ILLUSTRATION BOOK

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Hi everybody! This is my huge Upgrade for my previous Grandville Paperback Edition: 

A Hardcover Book with 180 pages, Copper Hot foil stamping with Softtouch Cover, Stitch binding and Head & Tailband. With 120grams natural paper, a perfect structure for vintage books. Size 30,5 x 21,5 cm

All scans are from original books of the 19th century and are completely restored. All colored Illustrations in the books were originally handcolored!

My original Grandville books from the 19th century, between 1840-1890
My original Grandville books from the 19th century, between 1840-1890

The book will have different chapters with an introduction about their following illustrations, the basic language is english. At the end of each chapter you will find a german and french translation. The caption of all illustrations is french, like in the original books. The early books were all published in Paris, later there were also reproductions in german and english language from other foreign publishing houses.

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REWARDS QUICK OVERVIEW

STRETCH GOAL 7.5K // GRANDVILLE POSTER "FIREWORKS OF IDEAS"  // FOLDED POSTER A2 -> A4 COMES WITH EVERY PHSICAL BOOK! // PRINTED ON OPAQUE AND WATERRESISTANT AFFICHENPAPER WITH BLUEBACK!

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ABOUT GRANDVILLE

Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard was born at Nancy, in northeastern France, to an artistic and theatrical family. The name "Grandville" was his ‘grandparents' professional stage name. Grandville received his first instruction in drawing from his father, a painter of miniatures.  

   At the age of twentyone he moved to Paris, and soon afterwards published a collection of lithographs. After the reinstitution of prior censorship of caricature in 1835, Grandville turned almost exclusively to book illustration, supplying illustrations for various standard works, such as Don Quixote, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe.  

This is, how the original books mostly look.. molded and  yellowed..
This is, how the original books mostly look.. molded and yellowed..

 Though the designs of Grandville are occasionally unnatural and absurd, they usually display keen analysis of character and marvellous inventive ingenuity, and his humour is always tempered and refined by delicacy of sentiment and a vein of sober thoughtfulness. He died on 17 March 1847 in Vanve near Paris. 

Pages in my book taken of "Un autre monde" / "Another World"
Pages in my book taken of "Un autre monde" / "Another World"

 I started collecting books and drawings of Grandville 8 years ago, when i first looked for Vintage Illustrations with animals. I remembered his drawings on several music records like CD covers of Queen

"Un autre monde" / "Another world" /  wood & steel engravings
"Un autre monde" / "Another world" / wood & steel engravings
"Les fleurs animées" / "The Flowers personified" steel engraving, handcolored
"Les fleurs animées" / "The Flowers personified" steel engraving, handcolored
Taken from the book "Vie privée at publique des animaux" / "Public and Private Life of Animals"
Taken from the book "Vie privée at publique des animaux" / "Public and Private Life of Animals"
"Vie privée et publique des animaux" Landscape scenes in large format
"Vie privée et publique des animaux" Landscape scenes in large format

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GRANDVILLE POSTER (for more information and the poster-gallery please scroll down)

More than 100 Grandville motifs are available as Art Print Poster 50x70 cm, printed on 200g matte Archival Paper in Museum Quality.
More than 100 Grandville motifs are available as Art Print Poster 50x70 cm, printed on 200g matte Archival Paper in Museum Quality.

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RESTORING & RETOUCHING FROM THE ORIGINAL BOOKS

I've been working with Grandville Illustrations now for more than 4 years and always tried to get the early, handcolored originals. So all colors in the book are based on the original, handcolored books. Not on later colorations of modern reproductions!

All images are restored. All mold stains were removed and retouched...
All images are restored. All mold stains were removed and retouched...
The original Black & White wood or steel engravings are not recolored, They are pure black & white, so you see always the real and perfect structure.
The original Black & White wood or steel engravings are not recolored, They are pure black & white, so you see always the real and perfect structure.

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Keep calm and read Grandville! EXTRA GOODIE WITH EVERY BOOK!

The Grandville Door Hanger: Comes with every Book to you! Keep calm and read Grandville!
The Grandville Door Hanger: Comes with every Book to you! Keep calm and read Grandville!

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GRANDVILLE ACCESSORIES

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The "Grandville Black Mug" / 11OZ, 325ml / ceramic, dishwasher save.
The "Grandville Black Mug" / 11OZ, 325ml / ceramic, dishwasher save.

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The GRANDVILLE TOTE BAGS
The GRANDVILLE TOTE BAGS
The Tote bags: Two motifs on one Bag. These totes are with my own colored backgrounds for your daily use!
The Tote bags: Two motifs on one Bag. These totes are with my own colored backgrounds for your daily use!

Check out the Gallery with a lot of combinations: https://designbooks.me/grandville/totes

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POSTER ART PRINTS (unframed) on 200g matte Archival paper in Museum Quality.

Check out the gallery with more than 100 different motifs, bw + colored!

 https://designbooks.me/grandville 

from "Les Fleurs Animées"
from "Les Fleurs Animées"
from "Un autre Monde"
from "Un autre Monde"
from "Un autre Monde"
from "Un autre Monde"

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That's me.... to the left ; )
That's me.... to the left ; )

I hope that you like this project and the fantastic art and illustration of J.J. Grandville. If you have any questions about the meanings or translations from french to english or german, feel free to ask me anytime! And thanks for watching, Tim : )

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PREVIOUS BOOK REFERENCES:

 Some Backer reviews:  "Great as always!",  "Very good as always. Can't wait until the WWII book!",  "My books and slipcase came today. They’re absolutely gorgeous ",   "Great job. Thanks" 

"In this decade - Mission to the Moon" // silver & gold edition, 160 pages with slipcase
"In this decade - Mission to the Moon" // silver & gold edition, 160 pages with slipcase
1918 -2018 // 100 years propaganda Posters of WW1, 224 pages, slipcase
1918 -2018 // 100 years propaganda Posters of WW1, 224 pages, slipcase
EARTH // 240 pages landscape format / Photography from space about the climate change
EARTH // 240 pages landscape format / Photography from space about the climate change

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Credits:
Original Books Grandville

All images are Public Domain.

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We will ship with DPD, La poste France, Post Suisse with priority.

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We work with a Fulfillment and ship from US and EU with priority.

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    Digital Copy of the Hardcover Book

    Get a digital Copy of the Hardcover Book. 180 Pages fascinating, restored Illustrations of J.J. Grandville. With a lot of information divided in different Chapters.

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    1 Grandville Black Mug

    Sturdy and sleek in glossy black – this mug is a cupboard essential for morning java or afternoon tea. Or just for your coffee anytime ; )

    Ceramic
    11oz (325 ml) mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm)
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    1 Grandville Art Print Poster 50x70 cm

    Select your motif out of more than 100 stunning Grandville Illustrations in Museum Quality. Printed on 200g Archival Paper with solid ink. Make your choice later, see the gallery-link in the campaign. The Artprint comes in a safe tube. We highly recommend to frame the Artprints, the surface is very sensible! Size: 50x70 cm

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    1 Grandville Tote Bag

    The best Tote Bag ever! Two Illustrations on one Bag. Make your choice later in the survey!

    100% spun polyester fabric
    Fabric weight: 9.44 oz/yd² (320 g/m²)
    Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
    Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
    Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
    Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
    Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)

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    The Book Hardcover 180 pages

    The Hardcover Book! 180 pages restored Grandville Illustrations. from different original books. With a matte Softtouch Cover with Copper hot foil stamping. Black Head & Tailband. The Book is divided in different chapters with colored introductions. All translated in french & german. Printed on Matte natural Paper and Stitch Binding. Prolog with the story and the Life work of Grandville. The Illustrations are restored from Original Books of 1848-1890 with handcolored Illustrations. 1 Door Hanger included! The book is approx.1,2 kg, packaging included.

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    EARLYBIRD III: Save up to 22€!! Get your Harcover book copy and save 8 € + 2 Grandville Door Hangers included! (1 doorhanger is 2€) + 1 Black Mug, Shipping free!! Save 8-14 € in addition!! // The Mug: Ceramic 11oz (325 ml) mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm) Microwave and dishwasher safe. The Black Mug comes to you in June! // 180 pages restored Grandville Illustrations. from different original books. With a matte Softtouch Cover with Copper hot foil stamping. Black Head & Tailband. The Book is divided in different chapters with colored introductions. All translated in french & german. Printed on Matte natural Paper and Stitch Binding. Prolog with the story and the Life work of Grandville. The Illustrations are restored from Original Books of 1848-1890 with handcolored Illustrations. 2 Door Hangers included! The book is approx.1,2 kg, packaging included, so shipping weight is a bit more than the paperback!

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    EARLYBIRD II: Save up to 22€!! Get your Harcover book copy and save 8 € +2 Grandville Door Hangers! + 1 Poster 50x70cm, Shipping free!! Save 8-14 € in addition!! The Art Print Poster comes to you in June! 180 pages restored Grandville Illustrations. from different original books. With a matte Softtouch Cover with Copper hot foil stamping. Black Head & Tailband. The Book is divided in different chapters with colored introductions. All translated in french & german. Printed on Matte natural Paper and Stitch Binding. Prolog with the story and the Life work of Grandville. The Illustrations are restored from Original Books of 1848-1890 with handcolored Illustrations. 2 Door Hangers included! The book is approx.1,2 kg, packaging included, so shipping weight is a bit more than the paperback!

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    2 Hardcover books, 180 pages

    TWO (2) Hardcover Books for a lower price and lower shipping! 2x 180 pages restored Grandville Illustrations. from different original books. With a matte Softtouch Cover with Copper hot foil stamping. Black Head & Tailband. The Book is divided in different chapters with colored introductions. All translated in french & german. Printed on Matte natural Paper and Stitch Binding. Prolog with the story and the Life work of Grandville. The Illustrations are restored from Original Books of 1848-1890 with handcolored Illustrations. 1 Door Hanger included! The book is approx.1,2 kg, packaging included!

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    EARLYBIRD The Book Hardcover 180 pages

    The Hardcover Book! EARLYBIRD! Save 8 € & get 2 Grandville Door Hangers!180 pages restored Grandville Illustrations. from different original books. With a matte Softtouch Cover with Copper hot foil stamping. Black Head & Tailband. The Book is divided in different chapters with colored introductions. All translated in french & german. Printed on Matte natural Paper and Stitch Binding. Prolog with the story and the Life work of Grandville. The Illustrations are restored from Original Books of 1848-1890 with handcolored Illustrations. 2 Door Hangers included! The book is approx.1,2 kg, packaging included, so shipping weight is a bit more than the paperback!

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