8vo, pp. 56, , [2 (colophon)]; frontispiece with tissue guard and 22 coloured etchings, coloured vignettes in text, title printed in red, black, and blue, inner wrappers etched, coloured, and gilt; a few slight spots; a very good copy in contemporary blue-black levant by Flammarion (turn-in signed in gilt), borders French-filleted in gilt, spine gilt in compartments, lettered directly in one, board-edges filleted in gilt, turn-ins and levant joints richly roll-tooled, gilt-marbled silk endleaves, gilt-marbled flyleaves, top-edge gilt, others deckle-edged, ribbon place-marker, with marbled slip-case, both sets of publisher’s wrappers bound in; lightly rubbed, upper joint subtly repaired, slip-case recovered in modern marble.
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Limited edition on vélin teinté d’Arches, numbered 430 of 500 copies, with etchings by Lebègue. First published in 1869, Verlaine’s Fêtes gallantes are here exquisitely printed and illustrated by Léon Lebègue (1863 – 1944) and finely bound by Flammarion.
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