Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie. Illustrated by Rapine, M.; Benoist, Ph.; Guillemin, E. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #24621
xii, 470pp. Sides in red buckram stamped in blind, spine in red morocco decorated and lettered in gold. All edges gilt. White silk moire endpapers, red silk bookmark. With eleven inserted plates and seventy-eight in-text illustrations by M. Rapine, Ph. Benoist and E. Guillemin. With the neat oval label of the Ermanno Loescher bookstore of Rome on the front pastedown endpaper. Light wear to corner tips, mild rubbing to spine ends. Light scattered foxing throughout. A couple of leaves show some offsetting from paper laid in. A nice, very good+ copy. In the French language. ; Quarto.