The Old Régime, court, salons and theatres.London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880 Stock Code: 19480
NotesFirst edition. From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label.
2 volumes, octavo (197 x 132 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid-20th century, in rich brown crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot; slightly bevelled boards with one-line gilt rule border enclosing, on front cover, a geometric interlace panel with inset blue faceted stone at each corner and gilt flower tools at inside corners, each flower with an inset faceted green stone and a single seed pearl, enclosing a central oval with a miniature portrait mounted behind glass, the oval surrounded with seed pearls; on back cover the geometric interlace panel in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt with a dotted roll, headcaps with gilt hatching; moiré silk doublures and endpapers, turn-ins gilt all round with stylised flower tools at corners, gilt edges.
Extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 28 extra plates of which 4 are hand-coloured.
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