Lot 44 of 222:
Frederic Masson's Josephine finely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Josephine, Imperatrice et Reine
Author:
Masson, Frederic
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Goupil et Cie
Date:
1899
Description:

[iv], 270, [1] pp. Illustrated with a fine color frontispiece and 41 tissue-guarded portraits, views and vignettes. original printed wrappers bound in. (4to) 32.5x24.5 cm. (12¾x9½"), Original full dark red straight-grain morocco extra, covers stamped in gilt with the Napoleonic shield, rich gilt borders, spine decorated in gilt and stamped with bees, crowns, and the letter "N." No. 12 of 1200 copies on vélin. First Edition. 

An exquisitely bound, wonderfully illustrated, and well regarded work on the first wife of Napoleon I. This copy is no. 12 of 1200, possibly an early issue in De Luxe binding.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light scuffing to binding with rubbing to joints and extremities, bottom board with faded strip along top edge; some foxing to preliminary pages, a solid and attractive copy; very good or better.
 
Item number:
289949
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