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P. Ruban

Nolhac, Pierre de, 1859-1936
    Madame Vigée-Le Brun, Peintre de la Reine Marie-Antoinette, 1755-1842 / Pierre de Nolhac. Paris : Goupil, 1908

Bound by Ruban in brown levant, lettered in gold, inlaid with a tan border, a green ribbon design, and a white, red, blue and green artist's palette, all intertwined with a gold tooled floral design. The levant doublure is a lighter brown with a gold decorative border, the lining is of striped and embroidered silk, and the end papers are marbled. All edges are gilt; the slip case is of marbled paper. Original paper wrappers are bound in.
    Number LXXXVII [i.e. 87] of 100 numbered copies printed on royal Japanese paper.
    The frontispiece, which is in color, is in three states, as are the plates; one state is mounted on light tan paper.

bliss nolhac

Gusman, Pierre, 1862-
    Pompei, la Ville--les Moeurs--les Arts; préface de M. Max. Collignon ... ouvrage orné de 600 dessins dans le texte et de 32 aquarelles de l'auteur. Paris, L. H. May [1900]

Bound by P. Ruban in green levant, with a gold fillet border and frame, and a floral design inlaid in purple, red, pale blue, pink, and yellow. The spine has a similar motif and is lettered in gold. Inside, the doublure is green levant, decorated with gold fillet and ornamental dentelle designs, surrounding a brocade center; with a matching brocade lining. There are marbled end papers and gilt edges. The original green pictorial paper wrappers are bound in. With a marbled paper slip case.

bliss gusman