Albert-Lévy & G. Pinet - L'Argot de l'X - 1894

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Albert-Lévy & G. Pinet - L'Argot de l'X - 1894
Commemorative editions, Illustrated, Literature, Reference works, Sociology - Quantity: 1 - Book

Book published on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the École Polytechnique, which takes the form of a rich dictionary of the school's slang, from the letter A to the letter Z, and illustrated with numerous in text engravings and photogravures by former X students.

Etching by Félix Bracquemond (1833-1914) in frontispiece.

Half shagreen binding with corners, adorned with gilded fillets on the covers, a gilded composition on the spine, gilded top edge, marbled endpapers. A bound copy for E. Janneau of the 1899 class of the École Polytechnique, with his name and class at the bottom of the spine.

In average condition due to the presence of numerous spots of foxing, the other flaws are minor, light friction on the binding.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Commemorative editions, Illustrated, Literature, Reference works, Sociology
Author/ Illustrator
Albert-Lévy & G. Pinet
Book Title
L'Argot de l'X
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1894
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Alcide Picard & Kaan
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
326
Dimensions
24×15.5 cm
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