27 - 28 June 2005
DUVAL, Gaston. Le musée centennal de la reliure à l'Exposition Universelle. Paris: F. Empaytaz at Vendôme for Henri Leclerc, 1901.
8o (225 x 140 mm). Offprint from the Bulletin du Bibliophile, LIMITED TO 50 COPIES, grangerized with mounted cuttings and illustrations. 8 heliogravure reproductions of historical bindings. Blind-panelled and gold-tooled brown morocco, by Gruel (signed on spine). Provenance: Léon Gruel (bound for himself), PRESENTATION COPY inscribed to him by the author.
A fine association, as Gruel was the curator for the binding section at the Universal Exhibition. The spelling of "centennal" made much ink flow in the learned and popular French press.
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