Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Les manuscrits et la miniature [INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]

Paris: A. Quantin, [1884]. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 357, [3]pp. Contemporary 3/4 olive morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Front free endpaper inscribed and signed by the author. Decorative half-title.

With this work, French archivist and historian Albert Lecoy de la Marche brings the reader a rather fascinating history of the manuscript book from its origins until Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press.

Binding rubbed along edges. Pages age-toned throughout. Ex-library copy with stickers at tail of spine and upper front joint; bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket at rear, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Text in French. Binding in overall good-, interior in good condition. g- to g. Item #46812

Price: $65.00

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