Paris: J. Rothschild, 1897. Third. Hardbound. In French. Tan cloth on heavy, beveled boards. Elaborate, embossed decoration in gold and black on both covers with full-color medalliontipped onto front cover. Rich gilt lettering and design on spine. Silk endpapers; TEG. [x] + [xii] + 379 pp. with ornamented chapter titles, liberal decorative illustrations throughout, and hundreds of b/w illustrations. Includes  full-page plates outside the text, all with tissue guards. Oversize and heavy (13 pounds) and will require extra postage. VG- with sound binding and near-crisp pages. There is some fraying to head/tail of spine and to cover corners. Light soiling to covers. Decoration/gilt still fresh. Item #127337
A magnificent volume with elaborate covers, produced with great attention to quality and detail. Large format. Chapter headings are 2-color and decorated with facsimiles of "Les Grandes Heures" of Simon Colin, with tissue guards. Chapters include Introduction, history, the Medicis, the Renaissance, Florentine illustrators, Etruscan art, monuments, sculpture, and painting. With an extensive list of the many illustrations.
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