Paris: Chez F. Kellerhoven, 1861. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #21899 .
Thick 4to. vii,(1)421 pp. Sumptuously bound in full red morocco, spine in six compartment,s gilt; boards with gilt rolls and tools, gilt inner dentelles, watered green silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to the binding else near fine.
The 50 brilliant chromolithograph illustrations are breathtaking. According to the title page, they are taken from ancient manuscripts and they were executed by Franz Kellerhoven, considered a master of the genre.