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Les Relieurs Français (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure by  Ernest [pseud. of Antoine-Ernest Roquet]  Ruban) Thoinan - First edition, no. 9 of 20 large-paper copies on Japon Imp&eacut - 1893 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Les Relieurs Français (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure

by (Binding, Ruban) Thoinan, Ernest [pseud. of Antoine-Ernest Roquet]

Condition: Full dark purple crushed morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide double filet border with curling leaf and floral tools at corn


Paris: Ém. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin, 1893. First edition, no. 9 of 20 large-paper copies on Japon Impérial, of a total edition of 650 copies. 32 plates (1 folding), numerous illustrations in text, with additional suite of 47 double-page photogravures by Jules Jacqueneau of historic bindings bound-in at rear. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full dark purple crushed morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide double filet border with curling leaf and floral tools at corners, spine with raised bands, wide gilt turn-ins, silk doublures and endsheets, t.e.g, original warppers bound-in, by Pétrus Ruban. Minor surface wear at extremities, else fine. First edition, no. 9 of 20 large-paper copies on Japon Impérial, of a total edition of 650 copies. 32 plates (1 folding), numerous illustrations in text, with additional suite of 47 double-page photogravures by Jules Jacqueneau of historic bindings bound-in at rear. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A classic work on early French bookbinding, comprising a history of the bookbinding trade in Paris, a study of the progression of binding styles, and a useful biographical dictionary of binders. This copy in a fine rococo binding by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929). Brenni 523. Provenance: Phiroze K. Randeria (bookplate)



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 306704
  • Title: Les Relieurs Français (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure
  • Author: (Binding, Ruban) Thoinan, Ernest [pseud. of Antoine-Ernest Roquet]
  • Format/binding:32 plates (1 folding), numerous illustrations in text, with additional suite of 47 double-page photogravures by Jules Jacqueneau
  • Book condition: Used - Full dark purple crushed morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide double filet border with curling leaf and floral tools at corn
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition, no. 9 of 20 large-paper copies on Japon Imp&eacut
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ém. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1893
  • Keywords: French
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sets & Fine Bindings;

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