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Histoire et Cronicque du Petit Jehan de Saintré et de la Jeune Dame des Belles Cousines, sans aultre nom nommer: Collationnée sur les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale et sur les editions du XVIe siecle
Paris: Publie par Firmin Didot frères, Libraires, Imprimeurer du Roi et de l'Insituit, 1830. One of a handful of hand-illumiated and gilded copies (of 250 copies total). Hand-colored and gilded enrgraved title, illustrations, borders and initials. [iv], 7, ccclix, [15], 36 pp. 8vo. Contemporary full calf, covers blind-stamped with a plaque of an all-over strapwork and foliage design, fplat spine blind-stamped and titled in gilt, by Thouvenin (signed in gilt on the spine), light rubbing to binding, front joint starting, near fine. Hand-Illuminated, in a Thouvenin Binding A characteristic work of the Romantic era, hand-illuminated and gilded in the style of a medieval manuscript and printed in a special bâtarde font cast for this book by Didot. Carteret notes that the prospectus for this work called for only 3 or 4 copies so illuminated ("ils peuvent rivaliser, comme beauté de ton et finesse de travail, avec les manuscrits anciens"). This copy in a handsome plaque binding by Thouvenin.
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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