"BELLE ILLUSTRATION COTÉE," WITH EMBROIDERED SILK DOUBLURES
MÉRIMÉE, Prosper, 1803-1870. CHRONIQUE DU REGNE DE CHARLES IX. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Georges Chamerot, pour les Amis des Livres, 1876. Quarto. Two volumes. 4to. xv,422 pp. Number 43 (this one for M.G. Masson) of an edition of 115 copies, of the 100 numbered for subscribers. With thirty-one etchings by Edmond Morin (1824-1882). A portrait of Merimee is inserted in two full-page states. Carteret says "belle illustration cotée" ("beautifully illustrated, desirable"). (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 278.)
Bound by Pétrus Ruban (1851-1929) in maroon levant, gilt, in a classic and elegant design of 9 gold fillets, repeated in the spine compartments and dentelles. With lovely blue silk floral embroidered doublures, and marbled endpapers. T.e.g. 28 cm, large paper. Original wrappers bound-in. A few faint scratches on the leather, otherwise fine throughout.