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Title: L'Eventail (The Fan). First edn.
Description: Paris, Quantin, 1882. Large 8, qtr. dark-blue grained morocco, richly gilt tooled spine in compartments with five raised bands, title-label lettered in gilt, gilt initials 'F.F.' tooled at foot of spine, thin delicate 3-barred gilt borders on sides, matching dark blue marbled front and lower outer boards, original marbled endpapers, 143pp. Title-vignette in light blue, title printed in red and blue, numerous charming ills. throughout, in blue, brown & sepia, many acting as border ills., also some full-p. with text printed within the ills., typographical borders, initials, some head-&-tail pieces, all after drawings/designs by PAUL AVRIL. Title-p. printed in red & blue. Fore-edge uncut, printed with wide margins. L'Eventail d'une Belle est le sceptre du monde. On fans, symbolic meaning of fans, use of fans, &c..A very good specially privately bound copy with wide margins, fore-edge uncut, printed on heavy paper. (some slight occas. foxing inside, also on fore-edge, some slight bumping on corners, but all-in-all a very nice copy indeed)

Keywords: fans fanleaves fashion paris parisiennes paul avril french

Price: EUR 660.00 = appr. US$ 717.32 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 7671