Lot n° 306
500 - 800
Leconte de Lisle - Ray Maurice - Poèmes antiques.... - Lot 306 - Crait + Müller
Leconte de Lisle - Ray Maurice - Poèmes antiques. Paris, Société des Amis des Livres, 1908. Large in-8, bound in porphyry and glazed raked calf, double gilt fillet surrounding a black fillet on the boards, spine decorated with gilt and cold boxes, gilt edges, same double gilt fillet surrounding a black fillet on the back covers, covers and spine preserved, lined case (Binding by Ch. Meunier) - [2 ff.], 232 pp, 4 ff.], 30 illustrations by Maurice Ray (15 full-page) engraved with etching by Louis Muller, framing and typographical ornaments by Maurice Ray engraved by Henri Jouffroy. Unique edition at 110 numbered copies on vellum (n° 60 nominative for Adrien Lachenal). Superb volume printed with great refinement, each part having its own floral frame. Beautiful copy in a perfect binding by Charles Meunier. From the library of Adrien Lachenal (1849-1918). This Genevan, great bibliophile was in 1896, president of the Helvetic Confederation (ex-libris). The receipt issued to him by the Société des Amis des Livres for the payment of this book is enclosed.
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