Title: Simon Le Polletais, 1860
Author: Hippolyte de Chavannes de La Giraudiere
Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame et Cie
Condition: Very Good
A scarce mid 19th century edition of de Chavannes de La Giraudiere’s Simon Le Polletais.
There are 3 plates of illustration and several in-text illustration.
Worldcat records 18 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in an extravagantly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with multiple borders of gilt against shades of green, white, red, and blue, with beautiful flowering designs. There is a lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 284 pages
On note of condition this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, notably to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. There is some foxing throughout, with several uncut pages.