Louis XV et Marie Leczinska
Author: Pierre De Nolhac
Publisher: Goupil & Cie
Place of printing: Paris
Year of publication: 1900
Splendid half leather binding with corners: title on the spine with 5 raised bands, decoration with lilies of France and noble coat of arms; binding in good condition: some very light peeling on the edges and on the front hinge. Gilded upper cut, traces of dust to the cuts. On the obverse label with Ex Libris of Prince Constantin Radziwill with coat of arms. Papers well preserved, lightly browned with rare foxing. Texte en Français
Pages: (6),189, (3)
Fine example of the series of historical biographies published by the Goupil & C.ie house at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, illustrated by 41 full-page engravings, the first in color frontispiece. Edition of 1000 specimens, but ours is part of a limited edition of Cent exemplaires sur Papier des Manufactures Impériales du Japon compaciés d'une suite des planches tirées en bistre et numerotés à la presse de I à C (Exemplaire n. XXIX). The planches in the bistro are bound together with the planches in the volume. Our specimen is further enhanced by its illustrious provenance: as evidenced by the beautiful Ex Libris of Prince Constantin Radziwill, it comes in fact from the library of the Chateau d'Ermenonville.
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