Le Petit, Alfred (painter, lithographer, journalist, and chansonnier; Aumale 1841 – Levallois-Perret 1909). M. Edmond About. The writer, favorite of Emperor Napoleon III, later then republican, as hydrangea, “L’Hortensia”, whose blooms attract the bees as do those of a bellflower. Colored lithograph. Inscribed: Alfred Le Petit PARIS 19 Janv. 1871, otherwise as above and below resp. 24.8 x 13.6 cm.
Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des Illustrateurs, p. 622. – Plate 6 of Le Petit’s Fleurs, Fruits & Légumes du Jour. – With the address of L’Éclipse and that of the printer Coulbœuf, both Paris. – Quite feebly browned. – With H. Briollet’s quatrain:
« About fait certain livre et le dédie à l’homme, / Fils d’Hortense; on y lit ces mots que j’en extrais: / ‹A l’auteur de tous nos progrès, j’offre ce tome› / Signé ‹L’auteur du Progrès »
Offer no. 15,192 / EUR 69. (c. US$ 97.) + shipping
“ Yes please. I take that (further) copy.
I have now fetched the (last) parcel at the post office and I was very pleased. First of all: thank you for making so good parcel. I hate when I receive damaged copies because of bad envelopes. So once again: thank you very much for handling the items with such care! For me that is another word for seriousness and professionalism.
It was also a good copy and I liked it very much.
Please let me know if there is more items coming up ”
(Mrs. G. H., June 19, 2006)