27 - 28 June 2006
L'HOPITAL, Joseph. Foires et marchés Normands. Paris: Soc. Normandie du Livre illustré, 1898.
Large 8o (248 x 172 mm). Illustrations in text by Auguste Lepère. Green levant morocco by E. Carayon, front cover with a large rectangular sunken panel containing a design engraved cuir-ciselé in light brown leather and tinted in various colors, in the foreground being flowering tree-branches through which one reads a sign post bearing the title of the work, in the middle and background is a grazing cow with landscape and outline of a village, spine blind-lettered, green silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt. Provenance: Carl J. Ulmann (bookplate, pencil note on flyleaf; his sale Parke Bernet, 15 April 1952, Emil Offenbacher agent).
LIMITED EDITION, number 115 of 140 copies on papier vélin à la forme. A note written on the flyleaf by Carl J. Ulmann notes that "The French binder Mr. Pilon claims that the picture on leather is also made by Lepère." IN FINE CONDITION.
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