Title Les Soieries d'Art Depuis Les Origenes jusqu'a nos Jours
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Paris, France Librarie Hachette et Cie 1914
Seller ID 007184
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Les Soieries d'Art Depuis Les Origenes jusqu'a nos Jours, Ouvrage illustre d'une planche en couleurs et de 100 planches en noir.This edition with an unstated limitation, probably not more than 1000 copies. Printed by Imprimerie Crété Corbeil, Corbeil-Essonnes, France. 11 x 9 inches. Originally issued in brocade-paper wrappers, the brocade front wrapper rebacked on plain off-white full cloth binding. The eggshell-colored brocade-paper with charming gilt-stamped lettering and design. The boards are semi-stiff. Moderate soiling to the rear board. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. The text block is firmly bound in. All edges deckled to a handsome effect. With vii and 431 numbered pages. Color frontispiece plate plus 100 B&W plates, all of which are full page. The color plate with tissue guard in fine shape. A few pages remain unopened. On the front FEP at the bottom appears the very small and discreet sticker of the original bookseller. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. The plates show fine silks from medieval Italy, 17th century France, the Middle East and Japan, as well as each area and period where silk making has risen to a high art.