Paris: Rene Kieffer, 1922.
Quint. First Thus. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). [Kieffer, René, (1876-1963)]. Le Pere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac [1799-1851]. Paris: Rene Kieffer, 1922. 4to., 317pp. 1 of only 50 numbered copies in a total edition of 450. this being No 17 on Vélin de Cuve bound with an original aquarelle by Quint & an extra suite [en bistre] at the rear. 140 colour illustrations by Quint. In an exquisite Kieffer Binding. Full burgundy morocco with tan, sand & mossy green onlay, stamped in gilt at the spine & with ornate silver diamond burst "art déco" mosaic on both covers. Marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, signed by Kieffer. Kieffer ticket on the verso of the ffe. Original full page watercolour bound in before the title page. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine lovely example of one of Kieffer's elegant show bindings. Carteret, Le trésor du bibliophile. Livres illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945: "A much sought after edition"
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