1888. Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1888.
4to, ix, 168, (4) pp. with 10 plates. Publisher’s deluxe binding of full maroon morocco, covers stamped with large gilt plaque, with colored arms at corners, spine similarly decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding fine, gilt bright, with colors just a little faded and a hint of rubbing to the extremities; text and plates lightly foxed. Bookplate of Robin de Beaumont on verso of front free endpaper.
§ First edition thus. A magnificent example of the heights reached in publisher’s decorated bindings in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century. From the library of the noted collector of de luxe trade bindings, Robin de Beaumont with his bookplate. Item #108533