La Vie Hors de Chez Soi, Tome III,: Comedie de notre temps; L'Hiver, Le Printe..
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La Vie Hors de Chez Soi, Tome III,: Comedie de notre temps; L'Hiver, Le Printemps, L'Ete, L'Automne Author: Bertall [Charles Albert d'Arnoux] Publisher: E. Plon et Cie Release Date: 1876 Seller Category: ANTIQUARIAN Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Very Good Sku: 00417 Notes: Published in Paris in 1876 by Plon & Sons, and illustrated most beautifully in crayon and penned ink by Bertall, this being Volume III of three volumes. Overall Very Good, structurally sound copy bound in tall, heavy quarto format measuring 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" in width and height, respectively, brown cloth covers (surely a rebind), blind-stamped ruling to front and rear thereof, and with newer moire endpapers. Probably original publisher's leather backstrip features five raised bands separating six compartments into which are stamped ornate designs including fleurs-de-lis. Bumping to head and foot, heavy wear to front and rear joints, rubbing to gilt-lettered titles, else quite lovely of interior, and all edges gilt. Fine black-and-white illustrations galore including at front, tissue-protected (though guard has a short closed tear there. revious owner's bookplate affixed to inside front flap, that of Albert Bachman. The author, "Bertal" (an anagram of "Albert," known truly as Charles Constant Albert Nicolas, Count of Limoges-Saint-Saens) (1820-1882) was an influential French illustrator particularly through woodcuts and engraving and caricature. , 1-667 pp. including Table of Contents. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.