Paris: Les Amis Des Livres, 1883.
First edition. 4to. Impressive, innovative and elegant full morocco binding by Rene Chambolle, i.e. Chambolle-Duru, [RenÈ Victor Chambolle (1834-1898) and Hippolyte Duru (1803-1884], very important French bookbinders in the Golden Age of Bookbinding, and renowned French bookbinders since 1861, binding books of high quality and artisan together in collaboration until Rene Chambolle took over early (retaining the name, Chamolle-Duru), until finally transferring the company over to his son in 1898. An outstanding example, bound in rich olive green crushed morocco, tooled on both covers and spine ,as well dentelles, with a most unique design consisting of eight graduating fillet lines on both covers, spine with five compartments, each with rectangles of 5 lines, and dentelles with 9 lines. Marbled endsheets. Signed on inside front cover in gilt: "Chambolle-Duru," An impressive books as well, #53 of 120 copies only, with designs by M. Dagnan-Bouveret. Aquatints by M. Le Rat, two states of aquatints printed by Beillet. Original paper covered boards bound in. AEG. Fine.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #4495