LÉVY, Arthur. Napoleon Intime. Translated from the French. S.n. Privately Printed for Subscribers Only [IN SUPERB BINDING]
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Circa 1900. Édition de Deux Mondes. (The Grolier Society London?). pp. vii, , 223. Two frontispieces ‘Napoleon and the Grisette’ in colour and black and white.= Sumptuously bound in full straight-grained green levant morocco. Cover framed by triple gilt fillets creating a panel design with a wide gilt foliate border of crowns and fleur-de-lys, ornately decorated red morocco onlays with gilt wasps, eagles and Napoléon’s Emperor crown and letter ‘N’ in gilt. Tooling replicated on lower cover. Spine divided into five panels by five thick gilt raised bands; title and edition in gilt direct in the second, third and fifth, the remainder tooled with fleur-de-lys and Napoléon’s Emperor crown and letter ‘N’ in gilt. Elaborate gilt doublures with centre panel in crushed red morocco and Napoleon’s armorial shield in gilt in centre; red moiré silk endpapers; red and gold endbands; red silk marker. Armorial bookplate of James Whiteford Dunham on front free endpaper. Top edge gilt. Mild suntanning to spine and border of cover. A superb example.
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