Le Tresor du Bibliophile, Livres Illustres Modernes 1875 a 1945 et Souvenirs d'un Demi-Siecle de Bibliophile de 1887 a 1945 par L. Carteret

Paris: Librairie L. Carteret, 1946. First Edition. Softcover. Dates: 1946-1948. Small 4to. 25.5 x 18 cm. COMPLETE SET of 5 vols. Original wrappers, uncut and largely unopened (wrappers slightly worn, spines darkened; the volumes with a slight lean). Featuring innumerable illustrations in the text, the most noteworthy being reproductions of original manuscripts and autographs not found elsewhere. Very good. Item #2197

THE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE TO FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE LATE 19th-CENTURY THROUGH WWII, THE TEXT BEING UNAVAILABLE ONLINE. This immense work contains a tremendous amount of information on authors, illustrators, publishers, book-collectors, book auctions, and of course the books themselves. ¶ Contents: Vol. I: 305 pp. (Avant propos; Les Bibliophiles; Livres illustres de la periode romantique; Autographes et livres dedicaces; Le livre moderne; L'art de la gravure); Vol. II: 261 pp. (La reliure et les relieurs; L'art de former une bibliotheque; Differentes bibliographies; Les grandes ventes; Societes de bibliophiles); Vol. III: 328 pp. (Editeurs et Artistes); Vol. IV: 412 pp. (Tables du Bilan artistique des 70 dernieres annees); Vol. V: 207 pp. (Table complementaire; Aide-memoire).

Price: $375.00

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