MISTRAL (Frédéric). The Poem of the Rhone... - Lot 213 - De Baecque et Associés

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MISTRAL (Frédéric). The Poem of the Rhone... - Lot 213 - De Baecque et Associés
MISTRAL (Frédéric). The Poem of the Rhone in twelve songs. Provençal text and French translation.
Paris, René Kieffer, 1922. In-8, havana morocco, boards mosaiced with green and red morocco flowers and leaves, decorated with gilt dots, and set in a triple frame of gilt fillets and lavaliere morocco scrolls, large inner frame of morocco decorated with gilt acanthus flowers and dotted fillets, pearly pink silk endpapers, spine decorated in the same way, gilt edges, cover and spine preserved, slipcase (Gruel)
UNIQUE EDITED AND MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLE OF 45 ORIGINAL AQUARELLES all signed by the painter and illustrator Alcide Robaudi (1850-1928) from Nice. It appeared in the "Chronique des Lettres Françaises" (n°18 of 1925, p. 816), and was sold on October 22, 1925 for the princely sum of 6000 Frs (Sale of Mr. X).
The amateur who owned the book, printed on cream vellum, had the illustrations by P. Moreau removed and replaced them with the original watercolours by Robaudi.
PERFECT MOSAIC BINDING BY GRUEL.
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