[Binding, Fine- Club Bindery, The Robert Hoe Copy] La legende de Soeur Beatrix
Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903.
8vo (243 x 159 mm). Exquisitely bound by the Club Bindery in full tan crushed morocco with intricate rectilinear interlacing design consisting of ten separate gilt ruled lines forming rounded clover leafs and circular patterns, repeated on both covers and spine. A thoroughly pleasing and representative Club binding, with ornate gilt dentelles, signed with binder's pallet at bottom of front dentelle, "The Club Bindery 1905." With attractive marbled endleaves, top edges gilt. #92 of 150 Copies on Japan Vellum. 68 pp, each illustrated in pochoir, with decoration and borders. WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF ILLUSTRATIONS (58pp), before letters, and uncolored, bound in behind. Provenance: Robert Hoe (morocco booklabel to pastedown). FINELY BOUND IN THE FINEST STYLE OF THE CLUB BINDERY. A very scarce and desirable title with superb illustrations by Henri …mile Caruchet (1873-1948), French painter, watercolorist, illustrator and poet, closely affiliated with the Art Nouveau movement in France at the turn of the century. Fine. Housed in superb clamshell box with wide spine in full gray-green morocco with blue inlaid gilt lettering, felt lined.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #5861