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A l’image S. Nicolas, sous les charniers des Saints Innocens, du côté de la Chapelle de la Vierge, la premiere grande boutique adossée au cimetiere. Mademoiselle Garand, marchande lingere, cousine de Monsieur Delaistre vend en gros & en détail ...

Paris, de l’imprimerie de la Veuve Lamesle, 1750.

4to broadside (25 x 19 cm), 27 lines of text within frame of type ornaments, 1 line imprint below frame; edges uncut; a few small marginal tears, creases from folding, a few stains; overall good; manuscript notes to blank verso recording items sold to Madame Richez(?) on 19 June 1751 signed ‘M.G. Garand'.

£350

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A l’image S. Nicolas, sous les charniers des Saints Innocens, du côté de la Chapelle de la Vierge, la premiere grande boutique adossée au cimetiere. Mademoiselle Garand, marchande lingere, cousine de Monsieur Delaistre vend en gros & en détail ...

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An apparently unrecorded advertisement for the Parisian seamstress and shopkeeper Mademoiselle Garand, who operated nearby the Holy Innocents’ Cemetery in the centre of the city. Here she advertises hats, bonnets and nightcaps, shirt cuffs and sleeves, collars and handkerchiefs, made from all manner of fabrics (canvas, linen, muslin, lace etc.), embroidered, striped or plain, for men, women and children, and suited to every budget.

The reverse bears a handwritten list of nine items ‘sold to Madame Richez(?) by Mlle Garand’, apparently written out by one of the latter’s assistants, but signed by Garand herself. The list contains various fabrics, including some described as ‘tres beaux’, picots (decorative loops), and clothes irons (fers à coiffe). The total bill was paid in cash (‘recu comptant’) on 19 June 1751.

We have been unable to trace another copy.

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