LE LIVRE, REVUE MENSUELLE BIBLIOGRAPHIE ANCIENNE.
A large run of this deluxe periodical for bibliophiles was first published by A. Quantin in 1880 and later by Quantin with Octave Uzanne from 1881 to 1889. (Ulrich & Kup p.124.) A spectacular journal letterpress printed with many original prints bound-in. Artists include Jules Adeline, author of Les Arts de Reproduction Vulgarises (1894), as well as others. Some plates are reproduced in color. Filled with illustrations of books, book illustrations, bindings, portraits, and other subjects. Many articles are devoted to the history of printing as well as to contemporary book production. Present are volumes one through three (1881-1883), and volumes five and six (1885-1886). Part one of the first volume is bound in later cloth, part two is unbound and all other volumes are bound in period half cloth with leather spine labels and marbled boards.