Paris: A. Quantin, . First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 357, 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