- London: George Routledge & Sons, 1887.
- large 8vo
- full leather
- 154 pages
Price: $3,500.00 save 20% $2,800.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 136952
'Great French Writers' series. Bookplate of J.A. Burnham on front pastedown. This copy has been beautifully bound by the notable binder Pétrus Ruban in full crushed blue morocco boards, gilt borders, ornaments, and fleur de lys on front and rear boards, five raised bands, gilt ornamentation on spine with title / author in second compartment, publication place / date in third compartment, gilt ornamentation on leather turn-ins, marbled endpapers. This copy has been beautifully and professionally re-backed. A pristine and fine copy. This copy is extra-illustrated with 25 plates, one in color. Translated by Henry Llewellyn Williams.
A superb binding; a dramatic and striking design by Ruban with his characteristic style. Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) was influenced by Marius-Michel, producing striking and technically-excellent mosaic bindings but later becoming more conservative in his style. He was a favourite binder of Octave Uzanne, who was President of the Society of Contemporary Bibliophiles at the time this work was produced.