1917. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, Editeurs, 1917.
Folio, iv, 92 pp., illustrated in color, title in red and black, with headpieces and tailpieces. Blue pictorial cloth covers, heightened in gilt, title stamped in gilt to backstrip, a.e.g. Some minor foxing to outer margins, slight fraying to edges of the cloth boards, otherwise a bright copy; very good.
§ Later printing of the first edition of 1904, with over 40 lush color engravings, in a lavish full-color embossed binding. Recounts the epic rise and fall of France’s most famous king, Louis XIV, from his accession to the throne in 1643. Item #106510