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Les Douze Mois Par Édouard Lièvre.
Landscape 4to. Original green cloth-backed darker green pebble-grain publisher's cloth with a rococo panel and title lettering in gilt; ff. [13], interleaved with blank guards; with a title-page printed in black, gilt, and russet and 12 fine and glorious handcoloured lithographs representing the months of the year, printed on a warm beige ground with wide margins (each 100 x 75mm) titled in the plate, depicting children dressed in adult costumes as artists, peasants, jockeys, train travellers, huntsmen and even staggering drunk from a beer festival; a very good example of a scarce item with abrasion, and some shelf-wear, to board edges and rubbing to corners and cracking to upper hinge, but otherwise interanlly near fine, with some offsetting to endpapers but otherwise crisp and remarkably fresh, without even a suggestion of toning or spotting; very scarce. First edition. Only 2 copies located online, both on WorldCat (Indiana State and New York Public Library); no additional copies listed on KVK, or appearing on the commercial market at the time of cataloguing.
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
Last Found On: 2017-04-20           Check availability:      Direct From Seller    

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