London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
GONCOURT, Edmond de (1822-96). A Venise... Rêve. Paris: L. Carteret, 1913. Large 8° (240 x 160mm). Printed on Japon throughout, hand-coloured illustrations by Louis Morin. Very-finely bound in red morocco gilt by Gruel, blue morocco doublures to a tesselated design interlinking repeated floral motifs, red watered silk liners, gilt edges, slipcase. "Exemplaire Imprimé pour M. Arthur Meyer." WITH AN ORIGINAL PEN, INK AND WATERCOLOUR DRAWING BY LOUIS MORIN AT THE FRONT (illustrated) inscribed "Eh! quoi!.. Le Carnaval de Venise sans doge ni dogaresse?..... Les voici restitués, pour le plaisir de Monsieur Arthur Meyer, par son dévoué Louis Morin."
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