Item #17320 CHRONIQUES FRANCOISES. Jacques Gondar.


Paris: Louis Janet, [1830].

12mo. [ii], clvii, [i], 11p., [i], 44p., [i]. Includes Recherches sur le Style, Et Particulierement sur Celui Des Chroniques by M. Ch. Nodier. Illustrated with four full-page illuminated plates highlighted in gold, and one illuminated incipit page and eight similar initial letters, three of which surround the page - after Douce MM 836. Bound in the rare French impressed velvet trade binding with pictorial designs in relief. Recased with plain cloth backstrip, else fine in original leather slipcase with backstrip missing. Item #17320

Another copy of this exact binding is pictured in Plate 30 in The Bodleian's "Textile and Embroidered Bindings", 1971, Special Series No. 2 of Bodleian Picture Books.

Price: $500.00

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