BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE FEU ÉDOUARD RAHIR, ANCIEN LIBRAIRE. SIXIÈME ET DERNIÈRE PARTIE.|LA
quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt
by Rahir, Edouard
Paris: Francisque Lefrançois, 1938. quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Bookbinding. small 4to. quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. (iv), 113, (3) pages. The sixth and last part of this famous sale (Blogie 341). Édouard Rahir (1862-1924) was a well-known antiquarian bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher in Paris (for a time the publisher for the Société des Bibliophiles François). He had a long-standing business relationship with Quaritch in London and was the author of La Bibliothèque de l'amateur (1909 & 1924), a guide to book collecting, along with many catalogues, etc. Some items from his library were sold shortly after his death, but the majority were sold between 1930 and 1938. See Arthur Rau, "Edouard Rahir...," pp. 169-177 in the Summer 1967 (vol.16 no.2) issue of the Book Collector. This volume contained many of his examples of bookbinding. Many plates including a number in full color. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Spine ends damaged.
(Inventory #: 102020)
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