Louis Ciani. Paris, 1926. HB 502 pages, well-illustrated throughout with many hundreds of good line drawings. 178 x 252 mm. Avec indication de leur valeur actuelle. French text. HB Contemporary pre-war quarter red leather and marbled boards, gilt spine with raised bands, bound retaining the original card covers and spine. Hand-marbled endpapers. Top board scruffed and the edges of the boards a little worn. Three pages have short tears. The original owner has made a few useful additions and annotations in a very neat hand in indian ink. Otherwise the contents very good, bright and the binding tight. A previous owner's inscription saying that he bought it from Spink in 2004 for £150.
This is a much used reference work that is still frequently quoted.
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