Paris: Goupil & Cie, 1912. Hardcover. Number 8 of 75 copies on Japanese paper. This sumptuous book recounts the life and work of Eugene Lami, the famed French painter, illustrator, and designer. It is extensively illustrated throughout with double plates of each of the works. Each is protected by a tissue guard. In full brown leather with ornate gilt ornaments decorating the covers. There are four raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations, author, and title. Scuffing, bumping, and tear to top of spine along joint along with missing leather where label was removed. Unfortunately this heavy ex-library book's binding is detached from the text block. The free front endpaper is torn as is the half title. Library markings are relatively unobtrusive, with an ownership stamp on the verso of the original cover bound in, small ink numbers on verso of title page and scraping to the rear free endpaper where signout card removed. The interior of the book is otherwise in very good condition. Price reflects flaws. In French. Folio volume with 206 pages plus plates. Heavy volume may require extra postage. ART/031419. Very Good -.
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London: Macmillan and Co, 1907. Hardcover. A pretty book of French songs and poetry bound in a prize binding of full brown tree calf with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Gilt insignia for teh Royal Grammar School, Lancaster to the front board. Certificate pasted down to front endpaper - a prize for French awarded by the Head Master, Herbert A. Watson to John Shilbeck Wane in 1907. Both hinges are starting and there are a few chips to spine ends. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Clean interior with illustrated title page. Preface in English as are subheads in Contents, but all poems are in FRENCH. 459 pages. FRE/030519. Very Good.