first editionCloth. Full Straight-Grained Morocco Slipcase
by Clerc, Jacques Gondar. F.[rancisque] Michel. Charles Nodier.
Paris: Louis Janet, 1830. First Edition. Cloth. Full Straight-Grained Morocco Slipcase. Near Fine. 12mo. 16.5 by 10.5 cm. clvii, 44,  pp. With five hand-colored and illuminated plates, including title, plus illuminated devices and decoration elsewhere. While the plates are printed, the coloring and illumination is such that it is a fine simularcrum of manuscript illumination. This work is in fact a literary hoax, simulating a Medieval Romance but in fact penned by Michel and promoted by the extensive notes and annotations that follow the chronicles. The leaves are a light vellum, and this copy has a resplendent decorative green cloth relief with a rich gilt background that is quite distinctive. Pink moire endpapers. Lovely gilt decoration, including border, on the straight-grained morocco slipcase. A few light fox marks, but essentially clean and mostly pristine. Minor rubbing of the gilt on the spine, and other trivial manifestations of wear. (Inventory #: 004720)
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