Item #23546 Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883. French Stage, Raoul Toché.
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883
Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883

Les Premières Illustrée ... Saison Théâtrale 1882-1883

Paris: Monnier et Cie. 1882-1883. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #23546

Think large 4to. Full orange morocco. Spine in six compartments, intricately gilt. Black leather lettering labels, gilt. Boards with two rectangles of triple gilt rules and intricate corner ornaments, gilt, with oval black onlays each with a gilt flower in the center, Top edge gilt. Gilt inner dentelles, qwith the binder's signature: Smeers Engel, Marbled endpapers. Upper hinge neatly mended else this is a fine copy.


UNIQUE COPY. Bound isues from the second season, number 1 through 14. Preface by Ludovic Halévy. Extra illustrated with original photographs of contemporary French actors bound with the issue describing the play in which they performed. Fifteen original pen and ink drawings, six original watercolors, and 82 proofs, all illustrations appearing in the issues and bound near their appearance in print. Two autographs letters signed, one by Ludovic Halévy, who wrote the Preface, and the other by the artist Edward Detaille.


Housed in original slipcase, which has had some moderate restoration.

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Price: $5,000.00

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