[Binding, Fine- Mercier] Le Fils de L'Aretin (Inscribed by author, Extra-illustrated with 38 Watercolors)
Paris: E. Dentu, 1895.
Bound in full light brown crushed morocco with two concentric gilt rules to cover and multiple on spine in rectangular boxes between raised bands. Superb gilt decorated parchment doublures (and dentelles) by Mercier, successor to Cuzin, and binding signed as such on bottom of front parchment doublure, "Mercier Sr. De Cuzin. Housed in a lovely full morocco solander box. Magnificently EXTRA-Illustrated with 38 watercolors by the artist, Alcide Theophile Robaudi, b. 1850, Alcide Theophile Robaudi, student of the sculptor Gustave Bonardel and of FÈlix Malard at the Nice drawing school, continued his training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Jean-LÈon GÈrÙme in 1865. He later became known as the illustrator of famous editions of works by writers such as Conquet, Hachette, Calmann-LÈvy, Lemerre, and Ferroud, Woman, A Prince of Bohemia, The Comedians Without Knowing, Petits Bourgeois, Gaudissart II. His illustrations of the Thousand and One Nights are a model of orientalism. A most rare and exquisite production. Book is fine. Slipcase near fine.
Price: $2,850.00 Item #3584