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Author
BOURGET, Paul.
Title
Pastels Dix Portraits De Femmes.
Published
Paris: Librairie L. Conquet. 5, Rue Drouot, 5. 1895.
Description
Paul Bourget De L'Acadamie Francaise Pastels Dix Portraits De Femmes Nouvelle Edition Revue Et Corrigee Par L'Auteur Illustrations De Robaudi Et Giraldon Paris: Librairie L. Conquet. 5, Rue Drouot, 5. 1895. Tirage unique Dux Cents Exemplaires Sur Papier Du Japon.

Of 200 volumes on Japan Paper this work is number 44. FIRST EDITION. Full green leather with tooled gilt floral corner pieces and gilt fillets to boards, gilt lettering and tooled gilt decorations with raised bands to spine, all edges gilt, attractive textiled endpapers, and marbled pages. The binder; Marius Michel's gilt signature inside front cover, followed by marbled endpapers, matching gilt filet and floral corner pieces to turn ins. Bookplate "Ex Libris Robert Hoe." to prelim. 4to. 10" x 6". Slight wear to binding; otherwise in wonderful condition. Gorgeous binding by one of the best of his time. Beautiful illustrations hand coloured. 11 illustrations were hand colored by Robaudi; the illustrations on the half-title page and the illustrations on the 10 chapter title pages. 36 watercolours by Giroldon, pre-produced in relief (?) and printed typographically in colour.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Half title.
2. Frontis. 'Pastels'. Portrait of an attractive young lady among flowers.
3. Title page.
4. Vignette portrait of a young lady. Chapter I 'Gladys Harvey'.
5. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'O'.
6. Illustrated tail-piece.
7. Vignette portrait of a lady. Chapter II 'Madame Bressuire'.
8. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'A'.
9. Illustrated tail-piece.
10. Vignette portrait of a lady. Chapter III 'La Comtesse de Candale'.
11. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'C'.
12. Illustrated tail-piece.
13. Vignette portrait of a Spanish lady. Chapter IV 'La Senorita Rosario'.
14. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'J'.
15. Illustrated tail-piece.
16. Vignette portrait of a lady. Chapter V. 'Claire'.
17. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'L'.
18. Illustrated tail-piece.
19. Vignette portrait of a young girl. Chapter VI. 'Simone'.
20. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'O'.
21. Illustrated tail-piece.
22. Vignette portrait of a young girl. Chapter VII. 'Lucie'.
23. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'V'.
24. Illustrated tail-piece.
25. Vignette portrait of a young girl. Chapter VIII. 'Aline'.
26. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'Q'.
27. Illustrated tail-piece.
28. Vignette portrait of a young lady. Chapter IX. 'Inconnue'.
29. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'J'.
30. Illustrated tail-piece.
31. Vignette portrait of a young lady. Chapter X. 'Autre Inconnue'.
32. Coloured chapter header and initial letter 'L'.
33. Illustrated tail-piece.
34. Coloured header to 'Table' [of contents].
35. Illustrated tail-piece.
36. Illustrated end-piece.
Hand coloured plates
36
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Costume, France, Portraits
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1390