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WASSERMANN, Eugène von -- Georges VICAIRE. Les livres composant le cabinet de M. Eugène v. W***. Brussels: Privately Printed [by Durand, Chartres], 1913.
4o (278 x 224 mm). 57 fine plates, mainly of bindings. Original dark brown half roan (spine and covers detached). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, one of 100 copies on fine paper. Especially valuable for its numerous reproductions of bindings. From the preface by Georges Vicaire, it appears that he catalogued the collection for Wassermann, a Belgian international businessman of German origin, and a founding member of the Société des bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique.
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