A rare and beautiful book. Spectacular colour plates with bright Gilt cover illustration, gold-blocked page edges. Click for larger image ...
One of a series of Collection d'Albums Historiques. Original pictorial blue cloth, with worn edges and corners but a very acceptable copy. A large, attractive volume with superb full-page chromolithograph illustrations.
First Edition of this magnificently illustrated history of the "Spider King" of France, who ruled from 1461 to 1483.
The text is in the original French language.
The format of this volume with the text leaves tipped onto stubs so that the spectacular plates are fully visible and the huge double-page plates are cinematic in their effect.
Gold blocked page edges. Many of the illustrations overlay the text, and the leaves are all mounted on linen guards.
80 pages, frontispiece, 36 chromolithograph illustrations including 32 full-page and 4 double-page plates.Author:
Written by G. Montorgueil (Octave Lebesque)Artist:
Jacques-Marie Gaston Onfroy de Breville (JOB)Publisher:
Ancienne Librairie Furne/Boivin & Cie, Paris, 1905 First Edition (Out of Print)Number of pages:
Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrationsSize:
12" x 14" (305mm x 356mm)Condition:
F - Fine