Daphnis and Chloe. Longus.

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Daphnis and Chloe

Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts, [1896].

First edition. Limited to 20 Copies, 9 for America. This one lettered "B." Large, thick quarto. Superb dark green morocco with ornate inlaid morocco decorative covers, heavily gilt front and back covers as well as spine. Large ornately gilt inner dentelles with inlaid color oval illustrations matching image on preliminary pages (four separate pages, one color, three tinted); 166pp with superb engravings throughout, many whole-page, some in tint, by Raphael Collin. Printed on thick Japan Vellum with tissue guards throughout. Binding in near fine condition except for the joints at the spine which are worn due to large weight of covers. The front cover quite weakened. In need of small repair to make this a highly desirable item.

Price: $1,750.00   Item #1912

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