ROCHEGROSSE BANVILLE (Theodore de). Princesses. Paris, A. Ferroud. F. Ferroud successor, 1904 Singed Binding
ROCHEGROSSE BANVILLE (Theodore de). Princesses. Paris, A. Ferroud. F. Ferroud successor, 1904
The binder Maurice Trinckvel worked first for Marius Michel before he started his own shop in 1926 in Paris. He made numerous bindings for Paul Bonet, and was later teacher at the École Estienne. – Maurice Lalau (1881-1961) was an illustrator and painter. He was a pupil of Jean-Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. He worked together with the bibliophile printers F. Ferroud and Jules Meynial. –
gentian blue morocco, golden net framed, composition of colorful morocco on-lays in the center of the boards (lyre for the first, garland of flowers for the second), back with raised bands adorned with gilded and on-lay patterns, gilded head untrimmed original covers preserved in the back, gentian blue morocco interior frame with gilded nets and mosaic floral motifs at the corners, linings and guards of blue fabric, slip case, [Trinckvel], Georges Rochegrosse's compositions etched by E. Decisy. Edition of
400 numbered copies; one of the 170 on Arches vellum paper. Enriched with a signed autograph letter from Théodore de Banville addressed to a friend. Nice copy.