DORE (G.) - COLERIDGE (Samuel). The Old Sailor's... - Lot 88 - Ferri & Associés

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DORE (G.) - COLERIDGE (Samuel). The Old Sailor's... - Lot 88 - Ferri & Associés
DORE (G.) - COLERIDGE (Samuel). The Old Sailor's Song. Translated by A. Barbier. P., Hachette, 1877. In-fol. half-red morocco with wide band of marocco on the edges of the boards, in which the front and back boards of the original red cloth boards decorated with the publisher's own irons have been inset, interior marocco band framed with 2 fr oid threads, gilt head, n. r. (A. and J. Langrand). FIRST FRENCH EDITION of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré: frontispiece, 38 large out-of-text compositions, 1 illustrated title and 2 vignettes, all woodcut. UNIQUE AND VERY PRECIOUS EXEMPLAIRE in which we have inserted : 1) 4 proofs, fumés or essays of 3 large unpublished compositions or variants, two of these proofs with extensive retouching in ink and gouache by the artist's hand. 2) 54 trial proofs or fumés, mostly on chine and before the letter, including 24 with retouching by the artist in pencil, ink and gouache, some of the subjects being strongly enhanced or completely transformed. 3) One of the two vignettes in the text, smoked on chine before significant reduction of the subject. 4) 4 proofs of the English edition
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