Charles Carrington. Paris. (1908) 1910.
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 7.8 inches). Illustrated with 7 full page engravings by Eugene Dete from drawings by Paul Thiriat, each with a printed tissue guard. A tipped in note from the publisher explains that the volume was intended to be published in 1908, hence the date on the title page, but after the text had been printed the artist fell ill and the book wasn't issued until 1910. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, gilt. Red and green labels, gilt. Ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A lovely copy. - Mason. 335.