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La Bataille. [Auguste Blaizot Edition]. [WITH HAND-COLOURED PLATES].
Paris, Auguste Blaizot 1925 - Quarto. Pp. (vi) dedication leaf, preface, 274. Title-page printed in red and black. Hand-coloured lithograph to title, and 106 other hand-coloured lithographs, some of which are full-page. Initials printed in red. Footnotes. Uncut. Original card wrappers with integrated dust-jacket of heavy paper, lithographed and hand-coloured. Handsome bookplate to prelim. In exceptionally fine condition. An excellent copy indeed, beautifully preserved. ~ First edition. Printed in a limited edition of 350 copies on hand-made paper, of which this copy is number 330. Text printed in 1922 by Jacoub et Aulard, Paris. The fine illustrations were lithographed by Maurice Potin three years later. In this edition they are furthermore all either finely washed in hues of black, or fully hand-coloured in aquarelle. A remarkable classic, exceedingly scarce in this superbly produced edition, particularly so in the original, hand-coloured binding.
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