Paris: Societe Francaise d'Editions d'Art, 1898.
First edition. Thick quarto (11 x 8 1/2). Bound by Kauffmann in three quarter crimson morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine. Repaired by MacDonald (CT). A classic Art Nouveau illustrated book with fabulous color pictorial wrappers by Louis Rhead (bound-in at end in expanding form). Numbered 246 of 1060 copies. Profusely illustrated throughout. Decorative elements on preliminaries by Leon Rudnick. Slight joint rubs, else fine and bright 1 of 1000 copies, this an unnumbered copy. The book is hard to find and a very valuable source regarding period book covers, bindings and bibliographic as well as artistic information.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #5867