About this item
Book Description: Paris Ancienne Librairie Furne; Combet & Cie. Editeurs 1901, 1901. Hardcover. Folio [12.5 X 14.5 inches] cloth bound hardback. 2 leaves + IV + 84 pages. Dark green with stamped coloured polychrome illustration on cover:The text is entirely in French. The title, RICHELIEU in red and outlined in black, coat of arms, his portrait stood by a map and crown .There are 40 chromotypogravure watercolours by Maurice LELOIR, including 34 full page and 2 double page plates. Pages are held by heavy paper stubs to allow for a full spread of illustrations some of which stand alone and others are merged along side the text. An exceptionally original and elegant book.
Condition: cloth boards are worn and in places to the card especially the corners, some deterioration of the red lettering and the black printing is a little faded. The fore edge is gilt and still in good condition, the spine shows signs of shelf wear is quite heavy. The interior pages are yellowed and faded towards the outer edges. There is also some minor foxing but in the main, a very beautiful book with very crisp and vibrant plates.
- Cahu, Theodore
- Used: very good
- Folio - 13 +
- 15 x 12 inches
- Number of pages:
- Combet & Ciw, (Ed)
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