James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.Paris: Goupil & Cie, 1897-1906 Stock Code: 111444
First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper.
5 works in 6 volumes, quarto (320 x 250 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco by Riviere & Son, brown cloth boards, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers.
Coloured portrait frontispieces, monochrome or sepia photogravure plates and headpieces throughout; captioned tissue guards; title pages printed in red & black.
The occasional minor nick to covers, light spotting to edges of text blocks and sporadically to contents. An excellent set.
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