Paris: Tallandier, 1900. Quarto. From an edition limited to 551 copies, this the author's copy, with an original watercolor by illustrator Alfred Garth Jones bound in at the front, and complete set of his separate woodcut illustrations and border designs bound in at the rear, along with additional advertising and prospectus material. Also laid in is a two-page autograph letter signed from the publisher, Tallandier, to Doucet regarding the project, outlining the details of the limitation.
In a gorgeous Art Nouveau-style binding by Rene Kieffer. Bound in brown morocco with intertwined roses, in citron and beige onlay and ruled in blind, spine in compartments with citron onlaid bud design between raised bands, and gilt titles and violet morocco doublures with onlaid floral corner pieces in blue and turquoise. Brown silk endpapers with the original cream wrappers bound in. The binding is signed by Kieffer at the bottom of the front doublure. Housed in a marbled paper slipcase edged in brown morocco.
Fine condition but for a touch of fading to the spine and a bit of rubbing to the slipcase edges. An exquisite production enhanced by its presentation in Kieffer's gorgeous binding.
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