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Mercier Sr. de Cuzin

Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920
    A Trio of Eighteenth Century French Engravers of Portraits in Miniature. Ficquet, Savart, Grateloup. [By] William Loring Andrews. Special edition. New York, 1899.

 Bound, and signed, by Mercier Sr. de Cuzin in blue levant, decorated in a conventional gold-stamped design. A red levant doublure, decorated in gold, faces a red silk lining. There are marbled end papers and gilt edges. The original white paper wrappers are bound in.
    One of 161 copies printed on Imperial Japan paper, with an autograph presentation inscription "For Mrs. George T. Bliss" on p. [i].
    The plates are by Étienne Ficquet, Pierre Savart and Jean Baptiste de Grateloup; one is in color.





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