- Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc, 1909.
- full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping on spine, edges gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, marbled endpapers with gilt edges
- viii, (ii), 283, (5) pages
Price: $550.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 109649
Text in French. Limited to 125 numbered copies. (Besterman I, 293). Author was a member of the Société des Bibliophiles François. Foreword by Georges Vicaire. Frontispiece. Description of almanacs published in France from the beginning of the 18th century into the early 19th. Introductory chapter gives an overview of almanac publication. Subsequent chapters look at almanacs through the 18th century, the Revolutionary era and the era of the Bourbon Restoration to 1830. Contains detailed descriptive information about all entries, organized by year of publication. Numerous attached illustrations throughout text. Alphabetic table of almanacs and index. Also a study of bookbinding as the original covers were often excellent examples of the craft. A well excecuted signed binding by E. Carayon. Small crack in front hinge along top.