Imbert de Saint-Amand
Title The Last Years of Louis XV
Book Condition Good
Edition First edition thus
Publisher Boston Club of Odd Volumes 1893
Seller ID 44
Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, 1893. First edition thus. Hardcover. Good. The Last Years of Louis XV, translated from the French of Imbert de Saint-Amand, The Club of Odd Volumes (Boston), 1893. A limited edition of 150 copies printed on Hollans Hand-made Paper, of which this is copy number 13. SIGNED on the limitation page by Zachary T. Hollingsworth who was the chairman of the Club of Odd Volumes during 1892-1893. Hardcover, tan paper over white cloth spine with gilt spine titles and gilt crest of Louis XV on the front cover. 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, 236 pages, color photogravure frontis, plus three addition plates (one is the same as the frontis, but not in color; the other two of Marie-Antoinette, are the same, one in black and one in sepia). While the spine is sturdy with all pages/plates intact, the binding is only in fair condition. There is heavy wear to the corners, head and tail of the spine and edges, and the spine is heavily sun darkened (see photos). There is scuffing and scratches and some foxing to the boards. There is some light foxing to the endpapers, otherwise the interior is clean and in very good condition with only faint yellowing of the pages. The hinges are not cracked and there are no loose pages. Please take a look at our photos and email with any questions. No writing, names, or bookplate. NOT ex-library. First Edition.