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
- Number of Books
- 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
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 28.5×19.5 cm