LA CROIX-LAVAL, Alexis de, vicomte. Catalogue de cent reliures d'art, exécutées sur des éditions de grand luxe... - Album de 171 reproductions de reliures d'art. Preface by Henri BERALDI. Paris: A. Durel, 15 December, 1902.

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LA CROIX-LAVAL, Alexis de, vicomte. Catalogue de cent reliures d'art, exécutées sur des éditions de grand luxe... - Album de 171 reproductions de reliures d'art. Preface by Henri BERALDI. Paris: A. Durel, 15 December, 1902.

Two parts in one, large 4o (296 x 196 mm). 171 heliotypes of bindings. Contemporary green half morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, original wrappers bound in, by L. Pouillet.

The sale catalogue of one of the finest collections of "Belle Epoque" bindings ever assembled, complete with the printed price list. Many of the doublures are also reproduced. Among the many binders represented are: Chambolle-Duru, Champs, Cuzin, Gruel, Kieffer, Lortic Père & Fils, Marius-Michel, Ruban, and Trautz-Bauzonnet. To the '100 Reliures' were added a further sixty volumes from La Croix-Laval's library. Blogie II, 245; Schmidt-Künsemüller 1323 (plate volume) and 1324 (sale catalogue).
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