Paul Lacroix (Bibliophile Jacob) - Moeurs, usages et costumes, au moyen-âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance - 1871

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Paul Lacroix (Bibliophile Jacob) - Moeurs, usages et costumes, au moyen-âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance - 1871
Bindings, Fashion, History, Illustrated, Science (general), Sociology - Quantity: 1 - Book

Splendid copy, very fine binding, unusual for this excellent and abundantly illustrated monograph on the mores, uses and costumes of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Paul Lacroix.

Half binding in lavallière morocco with corners, smooth spine adorned with richly adorned compartments with a piece of mosaic leather adorned with a golden flower in the centre of each of them, triple golden fillet on the covers, all edges gilt.

An original illustrated edition of 15 off-text chromolithographic plates executed by F. KELLERHOVEN, including one in frontispiece and 437 woodcuts in black text.

The interest of the book is due to the erudition and its ease of approach and reading (historical anecdotes...).

We owe it to Paul Lacroix, who was a great bibliophile, a writer and scholar, and the curator of the library of the Arsenal. If the series has become a great classic in the field, it is because it happily marries the work of the editor, printer, bookbinder, history, illustrators, documentation, and few books have finally managed this amalgam that we owe Firmin-Didot, at a time when the book became mediocre.

Paul Lacroix (Bibliophile Jacob).

Moeurs, usages et costumes, au moyen-âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance

Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1871

IV-599 pages (complete).

Thick quarto volume (19.5 x 28.5 cm x 7.7 cm).

Binding in very good condition, sturdy and decorative. Crisp and clean interior, light foxing, otherwise crisp and clean.

Weight: 2500 g

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bindings, Fashion, History, Illustrated, Science (general), Sociology
Author/ Illustrator
Paul Lacroix (Bibliophile Jacob)
Book Title
Moeurs, usages et costumes, au moyen-âge et à l'époque de la Renaissance
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1871
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
599
Dimensions
28.5×19.5 cm
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