Vieilles maisons boutiques & paysages de Paris. Eaux fortes originales de Ernest Laborde. Presentées par Gustave Geffroy de l’Academie Goncourt.

Paris, Jules Meynial, 1918 [1919].

Large folio, pp. [8], plus 42 leaves of etchings on a pale yellow ground (various sizes up to 188 x 260mm, though generally smaller), including two index plates; one plate-leaf slightly browned, else a fine copy, uncut, loose leaves as issued, in a modern portfolio; each plate numbered in pencil 4/90.

£1950

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US $2750€2271

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First edition, very rare: two series of twenty etchings each on the most picturesque houses and shops in Paris, produced between 1911 and 1918 by Ernest Laborde (1870–1935).

Not in OCLC, COPAC, KvK or CCF. We have traced a copy at the Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris only, plus a few holdings of individual etchings.

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