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Boccacio, Giovanni
[Binding, Fine- Chambolle-Duru- ONLY 12 COPIES] La Fiancee du Roy de Garbe
Paris: H. Floury, 1903. First edition thus. First edition thus. Exquisitely and finely bound by the famed Chambolle-Duru in full medium brown crushed morocco with gilt and blind-stamped decoration to covers and spine, including modeling in relief and two tones of morocco, bold gilt designs, similar on spine, and wide dentelles with all-over elaborate gilt floral strapwork designing, marbled endpapers. AEG. ONE OF ONLY 12 COPIES, of which this is #7, printed on Imperial Japan vellum with an extra suite of illustrations in black and white on China paper, and an original watercolor by Leon Lebegue, not reproduced in the book. All pages surrounded by a hand-colored border, with many illustrations in the text, as well as six full-page illustrations, all colored by hand. Frontispiece and all initials accented with gold. A truly wonderful production. Fine condition. Housed in what appears to be its original slipcase.
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [United States]

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