Sommer, Jacqueline - Trémois - Decaris, Albert.... - Lot 243 - Crait + Müller

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Sommer, Jacqueline - Trémois - Decaris, Albert.... - Lot 243 - Crait + Müller
Sommer, Jacqueline - Trémois - Decaris, Albert. - The Hôtel Guénégaud des Brosses, Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature. Paris, Cercle des Bibliophiles de la Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature, 1986. In-folio, in sheets, printed cover with flaps, cloth cover - 100 pp, [14 ff.], 10 original full-page burins by Decaris, frontispiece portrait of François Sommer by Trémois. Edition at 150 numbered copies on vellum, the n° 85 printed for André Damien, president of the Cercle, including one of the 30 suites on Rives vellum. It is also enriched with 3 original drawings by Decaris, and 2 copperplates. The history of a place, of its resurrection, which the industrialist François Sommer was at the origin, and of its collections. Attached to the copy are: 1/ - 10 L.A.S. from Decaris to André Damien (3 envelopes). 2/ - 3 engraved greeting cards from Decaris with handwritten dedication. 3/ Wedding announcement of Decaris' daughter with an original unsigned sketch on a loose leaf. 3/ Announcement of Decaris's death, letter of thanks from Isabel Boussard following the condolences accompanied by an original engraving by Decaris. 4/ Various documents about Decaris and the Maison de la Chasse. Attached: Duchartre, Pierre-Louis. - Analogical dictionary of historical and contemporary hunting. Preface by the Duke of Brissac. Paris, Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature. Club des Bibliophiles, 1973. In-4, publisher's five-ribbed tan morocco, gilt arms on the first board, gilt head, case. Spines slightly rubbed - 576 pp. numerous in-text illustrations in black and in colour. First edition. Deluxe edition limited to 150 numbered copies printed especially for the members of the club of bibliophiles of the Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature (n° M.C. 72) including a suite on Arches vellum pur chiffon presented in a portfolio, of 31 facsimiles of engravings by Stradanus, extracted from the copy of the "Venationes" with the coat of arms of the Count of Béthune, with a study by Pierre-Louis Duchartre.
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