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Beraldi, Henri (1849-1931) Bibliotheque d'un Bibliophile.

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Beraldi, Henri (1849-1931) Bibliotheque d'un Bibliophile. Lille: Imprimerie L. Danel, 1885.
A unique copy, extra-illustrated throughout with original signed water colors and drawings added to the text by Henriot [a.k.a. Henri Maigrot] (1857-1933) for bibliophile and collector George Beach De Forest (Columbia College, class of 1871), with a letter from Henriot on the work inserted, dated 2 June 1889; another letter by Seymour De Ricci about the present book inserted, dated 26 July 1934; bound in full crushed olive morocco by Ruban, the boards bearing the emblem of Eugene Paillet, tooled in gilt, with minute colored leather onlays; with full red morocco inner boards, decorated with gold tooling and onlays, a.e.g., original limp paper covers present; signed by Beraldi below the portrait facing the dedication; with a full-page hand-painted bookplate by Henriot for De Forest, signed; illuminated throughout with pen and ink sketches by Henriot throughout, most with in color, some touched with gold, all relevant to the subject matter on the page, occasionally taking up an entire page or framing a page completely, most signed, deckle edges throughout, well-preserved in the original two-part matching morocco slipcase, the case slightly rubbed, scratched, 8 x 4 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

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Henri Maigrot, Lille, Columbia College, De Forest, George Beach De Forest, Eugene Paillet