Publisher London, England John & Edward Bumpus 1914
Illustrator Eisen, Charles
Seller ID 007193
From the series, XVIIIth Century French Book-Illustrators. Principal text in English, with secondary text in French, including a preface in French by Emile Bertaux. Title page gives a publication date of 1914 but in fact not issued until 1921, due to the War, according to laid-in notices. This is copy no. 74 of a special edition of 100 copies only, printed on hand-made paper. Printed by the Chiswick Press, Great Britain. Dark salmon pink buckram linen binding giving the effect of watered silk, with gilt-stamped design to the front board and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 9 x 6 inches. Gently bumped spine head, tail and rear corners. T.E.G. The fore and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. The text block firmly bound in. A few pages still unopened, as issued. With 195 numbered pages, including a catalogue of the major books illustrated by Eisen, and with 39 photogravure plates from negatives by the author. The plates include small head- and tail-pieces, two full-page frontispiece illustrations and also 30 full-page illustrations at the rear of the volume. No remainder marks. Offsetting to the front and rear FEPs from the opposite pastedowns. Offsetting to the verso-recto opposite frontispiece illustrations due to the absence of a tissue guard. One small nick to the spine. Else a very clean and presentable copy, inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy.