STUNNING FULL GILT BY SIMIER
SAINT-PIERRE, J.-H. Bernardin de ~ Paul et Virginie
Paris: Curmer, 1838
Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Signed 'Simier R. du Roi.' (binder to the King), a magnificent blocked gilt binding with dense gilt tooling to the spine and boards encircling a crowned monogram. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Neat ink library stamp on half title. There are some marks to the endpapers where sellotape had been used and some foxing. Finely illustrated throughout. A very fine example of this method of book decoration by one of the greatest binders of the period.