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LEGRAIN, Pierre (1889-1929) -- Jacques ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN, Jacques GUIGNARD and others. Pierre Legrain relieur. Répertoire descriptif et bibliographique de mille deux cent trente-six reliures. Paris: Lahure (letterpress) and Ateliers d'Aulard (heliogravure) for Librairie Auguste Blaizot and the Société de la Reliure Originale, 1965.
LEGRAIN, Pierre (1889-1929) -- Jacques ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN, Jacques GUIGNARD and others. Pierre Legrain relieur. Répertoire descriptif et bibliographique de mille deux cent trente-six reliures. Paris: Lahure (letterpress) and Ateliers d'Aulard (heliogravure) for Librairie Auguste Blaizot and the Société de la Reliure Originale, 1965.

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LEGRAIN, Pierre (1889-1929) -- Jacques ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN, Jacques GUIGNARD and others. Pierre Legrain relieur. Répertoire descriptif et bibliographique de mille deux cent trente-six reliures. Paris: Lahure (letterpress) and Ateliers d'Aulard (heliogravure) for Librairie Auguste Blaizot and the Société de la Reliure Originale, 1965.

Large 4o (324 x 247 mm). LIMITED EDITION OF 620 COPIES. 7 color-plates and 243 black-and-white reproductions on 72 plates.

Bound for B.H. Breslauer, Paris 1969, to the same design as copy no. I of the same book, but in different colors (see previous lot). DESIGNED BY PAUL BONET (signed on front turn-in), forwarded by René Desmules and finished by André Jeanne: maroon morocco, olive boxcalf inlays, light-grey inlays and lettering, gold-tooled radiation extending across covers and spine, green suede doublures and endleaves bordered with calf, gilt edges, original gilt-printed wrappers preserved. A.L.s. by Bonet and the original bill laid in. Chemise and slipcase.

No. 184 of 500 copies numbered 101 to 600; EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an original portrait photograph by d'Ora, inscribed by Legrain's son to the Franco-American collector Daniel Sicklès "Qui a su avec perséverance et une magnifique générosité, réunir outre une prestigieuse collection, la majorité des oeuvres de Pierre Legrain - ce petit souvenir de lui précieux aussi - puisqu'il est le seul document existant." MINT CONDITION. Bonet, Carnets 1644.
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