En Rade

Paris: Collection Eclectique. 1911.

Limited edition. No. 4 of 20 copies (from a total edition of 250 copies) with an original watercolour by Paul Guignebault dated Juillet 1910. The nineteen etchings by Guignebault are in three states, the final one in each set being coloured. With woodcut head- and tail-pieces and chapter headings, a suite of which is bound in at the end. 395x205mm. pp. [4 bl], [4], 206, [2], [37 leaves of woodcuts].
Stunning binding by René Kieffer (signed to foot of upper turn-in). Green morocco decorated in gilt, blind, with brown and red morocco inlays forming leaves and berries. Spine with five raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Pictorial silk doublures, patterned silk front and rear free endpapers and two marbled preliminary and rear blank pages. Original wrappers bound in. Some very slight rubbing to spine. With marble paper covered and morocco-edged slipcase. Internally very good, this is an excellent copy in a lavish binding.

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