Paris: E. Plon, 1875.
Deuxieme Edition. Superbly bound by Noulhac in full black crushed morocco in Jansenist style, however with lavish and bold gilt-blocked spine containing six designs between each raised band, elaborately gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers on heavy stock. Included is a separate photograph (6 x 4") of Noulhac and his wife, in his studio in Paris, exceedingly rare, and signed by both Noulhac and wife (imprinted on mounting papere, "Stanislas, Paris"). Book with etched frontispiece, all edges gilt. Noulhac, 1866-1931, according to Alastair Duncan in Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: ìA superlative craftsman, Noulhac specialized initially in plain leather bindings (reliures jansenistes) and copies of 18th-century bindings. By 1900 he had begun to incorporate modest floral emblems into the dentelled fillet borders on his covers, thus placing this binding most likely Turn of the Century. Book and photograph are fine. Scarce thus.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #3585