BANVILLE, Theodore of The Princesses. Compositions by Georges Rochegrosse engraved in etching by E. Decisy. Paris A. and F. Ferroud 1904 Gr. in-8°. Maroq. vermillon signed René Kieffer, sets of threaded frames interlaced on the plates, spines with ribs and boxes set with gilded fillets, lining of black and pink brocaded fabric set with a large frame of red maroq. and gilded fillets forming interlacing in the corners, endpapers of the same fabric, double endpapers of marbled paper, gilded head, cover and back cons. In a bordered case. 24 etchings in black (21 off-text and 3 in text, including the cover vine) depicting Pasiphae, Ariadne, Medea, Helen, Cleopatra, Daisy of Scotland, Mary Stuart, Lucretia Borhia, etc., with the same text. Text set with ornate ochre frames, running titles and pagination in red. Edition of 402 copies + 40 suites; among the 130 on japan or Arches, one of the 45 (2nd pap., no. 60 on Arches initialled by F. Ferroud) accompanied by 2 suites with remarks: pure etching and final state before the letter. Subscription prospectus (6 pp.) and Specimen (4 pp.) bound at the end.
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