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[ARMSTRONG, MARGARET (binding design and title page design)]; BINGHAM, DENIS ARTHUR; PERKINS, JAMES BRECK (Preface)
THE BASTILLE
New York: James Pott & Co., 1901. First American Edition. 8vo (5½" x 8¼"). IN ORIGINAL DJs. 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. 478; Vol: II: pp. 498. Margaret Armstrong binding design in gold of a repeated key design surrounding titles within a scroll on deep sapphire blue fine vertically ribbed cloth. Spine with repeated crown design surrounded by flourishes repeated on the spine of the matching scarlet paper-lined cloth dust jackets; original blue ribbon markers. A history of The Bastille, a fortress in Paris that played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison by the kings of France. Includes frontis in each volumes and an additional 32 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard. A fine set in fine dust jackets. An exceptionally scarce Armstrong binding. Gullans and Espey 25.
Bookseller: Austin Abbey Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [United States]
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