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French Bookbinders of the Eighteenth Century.
Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1904. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt, slightly rubbed, raised bands, extra gilt panels and gilt top edge. With 6 illustrations from wash drawings by Paul Avril, 14 facsimile binders labels and 20 plates of bookbindings. First edition, limited to 252 copies on handmade paper. Armorial bookplate. An excellent copy of a rare volume.More details Price: £750.00
Life and Times of Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1852. Full calf, 8 3/4 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1, complete. A splendid Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and ornate extra gilt panels. Gilt and blind fillets and corner tools frame the boards. There is a neat ink inscription 'on leaving Eton', dated 1865, on the first blank. Colour frontispiece. Francesco Sforza was the great 15th century military leader who founded the Sforza dynasty in the duchy of Milan.More details Price: £320.00
L'Ombrelle. Le Gant - Le Manchon.
Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. With the delightful silk wrappers with ribbons and the charming paper wraps bound in. Translated as "The Sunshade, Muff and Gloves" in English, this is his second book about fashion. Illustrated throughout by Paul Avril. The spine is slightly faded, but overall a fine example of the first French edition.More details Price: £275.00