myriam [binding, fine- Myriam Les Sept Femmes de la Barbe-Blueu (Seven Wives of Bluebeard and Other Fairy Tles). Anatole France, Fine- Myriam Binding.

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myriam [binding, fine- Myriam Les Sept Femmes de la Barbe-Blueu (Seven Wives of Bluebeard and Other Fairy Tles)

Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, 1921.

First edition. Thick 4to. 10" x 7" Superbly bound by Myriam (Marie de Jouvencel) for Mabilde in full red levant richly grained morocco with deeply impressed gilt strapwork, vine and flower pattern with concentric ruling and stippling on both covers, spine with four prominent bands two nearer top and two nearer bottom leaving five panels, the central of which carries over cover motif. Exquisite full gray morocco doublures with four concentric gilt rules and one stipled rule, silk endsheets backed by marbled paper. Edges of boards with gilt ruled line. All edges gilt. No. 50 of a special limited edition of only 100 copies on Japan Vellum with 5 different states of each illustration by G. A. Mossa in full color, tint and line. This binding is in in exceedingly fine condition, pristine. A monumental binding from the Mabilde Bindery who also did work for Paul Bonet, this being a book bound for them by Mare de Jouvencel. Housed in a superb handmade half morocco (matching book) chemise and leather edged slipcase, both with marbled paper in matching colors.

Price: $2,750.00   Item #1977