Léon Geoffray / Chodron de Courcel / Bormans, LAS Manuscrit - Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927 - 1928

Description
Léon Geoffray / Chodron de Courcel / Bormans, LAS Manuscrit - Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927 - 1928
Bindings, History - Quantity: 1 - Book

First edition. Rare publication, dedicated to Leon Geoffray, diplomat originator of the Entente Cordiale and ambassador of France 1852-1927.

Book published without a title page, at the author’s expense, most likely printed in a few copies, this one on Perrigord shaped vellum.

Gift copy, offered to the diplomat Robert Chodron de Courcel (1875-1966), with a dedication from Leon Geoffray’s widow.
Enriched with a handwritten signed letter, dated 24 April 1901, written in Leon Geoffray’s hand on duodecimo paper with his monogram addressed quite certainly to Robert de Courcel “Mon cher ami” (letter of condolence).
A handwritten letter from Bormans author of the first text: “Leon Geoffray, ambassador of France,” Journal of Debates, 7 February 1928, p. 2.
A handwritten letter signed by the widow of Leon Geoffray addressed to Mrs Robert Chodron de Courcel dated 1933 (unbound).

With a bookplate from the Chodron de Courcel family library;

Book illustrated with an original photo of Leon Geoffray + a beautiful etching on vellum and a woodcut on China, both are unsigned, created after the photo portrait.

Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927. No location, no publisher. 1928 (imp. Coulouma) 107 pp

Binding signed Ed. Klein in burgundy half leather with corners, spine with raised bands adorned with gilded lettering, gilt topstain, preserved covers and spine.

Very nice copy, sturdy and decorative binding. Impeccable inside.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bindings, History
Author/ Illustrator
Léon Geoffray / Chodron de Courcel / Bormans, LAS Manuscrit
Book Title
Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1928
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
107
Dimensions
22×17 cm
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