27 - 28 June 2005
RENOUVIER, Jules (1804-60). Des gravures sur bois dans les livres de Simon Vostre, libraire d'Heures. Preface by Georges Duplessis (1834-99, curator of prints at the Bibliothèque Nationale). París: Louis Perrin at Lyon for Auguste Aubry, 1862.
8o in 4s (220 x 130 mm) PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of a few copies only (perhaps four). Three plates, vignettes. Contemporary gold-tooled olive-brown morocco, panelled sides, large central ornament, signed on turn-ins by DAVID and DUMONT (see note to previous lot), top-edges gilt, (joints rubbed). Provenance: Robert Hoe (bookplate) -- C.E. Bourlot (Turin booksellers).
FIRST EDITION of the first monograph on Vostre, EXTREMELY RARE ON VELLUM.
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