Paris: l'Edition d'Art, 1922. Illustrations de Robert Engels. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #21051 .
8vo. Numerous color-printed illustrations by Robert Engels. One of 500 unnumbered copies from a total edition of 650.
Spectacularly bound in full calf. Spine in six compartments, intricately gilt, and with red and green lettering labels, gilt. The boards with gilt and blind frames of rules and rolls, the center in a diaper pattern with small flower tools at intersections. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. A finely executed and pleasant binding, unsigned.
This is Bedier's famous compilation of the 12th century Arthurian romance between the Cornish Knight and the Irish Princess, exquisitely illustrated by Engels. In French.