- Paris: Me. Étienne Ader & Leopold Carteret, 1934 - 1935.
- small 4to.
- stiff paper wrappers.
- (iv),iii,39,(5) with 47 plates of bindings, 5 spread page and 6 in color; (viii),152,(4) pages with 91 plates, 51 of bindings and 3 in color; (iv),iv,252,(4) pages with 143 plates, 101 of bindings and 5 in color; (iv),iv,112,(4) pages with 69 plates, 21 of bindings and 1 in color; (iv),162,(4) pages with 40 plates of bindings.
Price: $350.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 25349
Auction catalogue, with 1,499 lots sold in five sessions on various dates from May 1934 to October 1935 (Blogie, Vol. II, 326, 326, 329, 331, 332). A magnificent sale of the private library of Henri Beraldi (1849-1931), an important print and book collector, president of the Société des Arnis des Livres, and co-author, with Baron Roger Portalis of Les Graveurs du Dix-Huitième Siècle (1880), a major inventory of prints. This is widely regarded as one of the greatest collections ever to come to the sales room, being particularly rich in fine bindings from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Illustrated with 400 plates, including several chromolithographs of bindings and many tipped in facsimiles of historical prints and paintings. (1) Livres Anciens des XVI et XVII Siècles. (2) Livres Illustrés du XVIII Siècle. (3) Epoque Romantique, Editions Originales, Classiques, Livres Illustres 1801-1875. (4) Livres des Illustrés Modernes. (5) Livres des XVI--XVIII Siècles Romantiques et Modernes. Covers show wear: 1. Chipped at head of spine, corner bumped, 2. Parts of spine covering chipped away, 3. Spine covering lacking, book block broken into two parts, 4. Part of spine covering lacking, 5. Bottom of spine has part of paper covering lacking.