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Halevy, Ludovic (Charles Leandre- Illustrator)
Binding, Fine- Marius Michel] La Famille Cardinal
Paris: Emile Testard, 1893. Thick octavo (25 x 16 cm). Bound by Marius Michel (signed in gilt, lower front dentelle) in full rich crushed brown French Morocco, unadorned covers with stunning full onlaid doublures. Spine with five large raised bands, gilt lettering in two panels, crosshatch gilt on top and bottom edges of spine, and double gilt fillet ruling along outside margins of morocco boards. With exquisite full morocco onlaid doublures featuring a lighter tan central panel bordered with elaborate and bold gilt floral border design composed of ochre blossoms onlaid all the way around, five gilt fillets surrounding as bordering, as well as beautiful patterned silk embroidered endsheets composed of vertical stippling and raised zigzag design, and marbled endsheets following these. A UNIQUE COPY: Limited Edition with the plates in two states, both on Japon (one of eight copies) and Papier de Chine (one of thirty copies), a total of 18 plates by Charles Leandre, engraved by Louis Muller. The plates on China have additional signatures and small line drawings in the engravings evidently. A beautiful book and binding, in fine condition. Housed in its original morocco-edges, orange felt-lined, marbled paper covered slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]

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