La Reliure du XIXe Siecle.

Paris: Librarie de L. Conquet, 1895-1897.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First edition, no. 142 of 295 numbered sets on papier velin du Marais. 283 tinted heliograph plates and illustrations. xliii,125,[1]; [iii],233,[1]; [iv],230,[1]; [iv],253,[1]pp. Original wrappers bound in. 4 vols. 4to. Crushed morocco backed marbled boards, by V. Champs. Randeria bookplate. Fine copy. S-K 5352.

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