Paris: Gustave Havard, 1846. E. de Beaumont, Laisne, et al. Hardcover. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 554 p. Near Fine. Item #130403529
Illustrated edition, IN FRENCH. Two interesting prior owner bookplates, on the front pastedown is a bookplate belonging to George Paget (1818-1880), a British soldier during the Crimean War who took part in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade; and, on the front free endpaper, is the bookplate for Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough (1861-1949 and the last of his line). ***DESCRIPTION: Beautifully rebound in half leather over marbled boards, gilt decorative border on front, spine has gilt rules and decorations, maroon label on spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved frontispiece of Une Fouille a la Bastille, small vignette on title page, 34 illustrations scattered throughout the text, Small Quarto size (approx. 10" high), pagination: (i)-x, 1-544. ***CONDITION: Modern binding is lovely and in fine condition, prior owner bookplates in the front as referred to above, small prior bookshop plate also on front pastedown, text block is strong and straight, hinges are solid, all illustrations are present as called for. There is some foxing throughout, most notably on and immediately surrounding the engraved illustrations, but all text remains easily readable. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.