Paris: M.D. Wilmann, 1840.
First edition. Twenty steel-engraved plates after Catermole. 302,  pp. 8vo. Probable publisher’s binding of full contemporary green morocco, covers blocked in blind with scrollwork border surrounding a large gilt-stamped urn, a.e.g., by Boutigny (ticket on flyleaf). Fine. Small bookplate Ramsden, French, p. 40. Item #258572
Ramsden notes that Boutigny was the leading exponent of the rocaille style and did much of his work anonymously for publishers.
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