Lot 683

DECORATIVE FRENCH PAPER AND CLOTH BINDINGS - Les Insectes, [Paris, c. 1825], original yellow decorated paper boards. With c. 30 others. (qty)

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £600
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

DECORATIVE FRENCH PAPER AND CLOTH BINDINGS - Les Insectes. [Paris: chez Marcilly Ainé, c. 1825]. One volume (only, of 6), 12mo (148 x 95mm). Hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece. Original yellow papers boards, the upper cover elaborately decorated in blind with an oval coloured pictorial label mounted at the centre. Originally the book was one of 6 volumes included in the series "Musée des Dames et des Demoiselles. Règne Animal" and contained in a pictorial book box. cf. Gumuchian 4232. With c. 30 other books of the same period in decorative paper and cloth bindings, often with mounted illustrations, together with a small group of chromolithographed Catholic devotional items. Provenance: from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Only a part of this lot is illustrated. The lot sold not subject to return. (qty)

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