Title: Petite Bibliotheque des Chroniques de l'Histoire de France, 19th Century. Tomes 1-2
Author: P A Mazure
Publisher: Paris, P.-C. Lehuby
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce undated 19th century edition of Mazure’s Small library of the Chronicles of the History of France, containing a historical and literary review.
There are 6 plates of illustration, including the frontispieces.
Worldcat records no existing copies of this edition in libraries.
These volumes are bound in a stunningly decorated and ornate cartonnage bindings of the period, with crisscrossing gilt against numerous checkered patterns, and beautiful flowering designs to both central portions of the rear boards, and the front board of Tome II. There is a lithograph central panel.
Two extravagantly decorated cartonnage volumes in 12mo, VII+287, 288 pages
On note of condition these volumes are in very good shape, with little rubbing or wear to the bindings, and only a very small crack to the lower rear hinge. The gutters are somewhat exposed in both volumes, with some foxing and toning throughout, and some staining to the gutters.