Une Nuit de Cleopatre, illustree de vingt-et-une compositions par paul Avril. Preface by Anatole France

Paris: Librairie des Amateurs; A. Ferroud, Libraire-Editeur, 1894. Hardcover. xx, 82, 4p. [prospectus]; hardbound, a utilitarian custom job with reasonably sensitive spine titling. Untrimmed textblock. Casing is 10x6 inch moss-green buckram, binder kept the cover wrap (coated and decorated, with rubrication), discarded the rear wrap; cover shows some soil and old edgewear, and has a two-inch tear in upper left gutter repaired verso with a scrap of alkaline paper --a neat job, but original paperstock has toned around it, leaving verso with a bright-white square. Textblock is cracked at p.40. No.156 of three issues totaling 500, initialled "T.G." From the prospectus: "Nos. 101 a 200 -- Exemplaires sur papier du Japon ou grand velin d'Arches, avec 2 etats des eaux-fortes: eaux-fortes avant la lettre et eaux-fortes avec la lettre. Les suites d'eaux-fortes hors texte contenues dans les exemplaires ci-dessus auront des remarques, veritables petites compositions tirees du livre, gravees a la pointe seche." --as described. A good copy.

Cat.No: 195706

Price: $150.00