Wednesday, April 5, 2017
First Folio, ABAA, Paris, TN -- Dennis Melhouse
As in Curmer's L'IMITATION DE JUSUS-CHRIST, hundred's of stones and up to fourteen successive tints were required to achieve the rich colors and gold of these beautiful images. "The text [of L'Imitation] is surrounded by the richest conceivable ornamentation, in gold as well as in color... Nine hundred stones were required, each of which was employed for three to fourteen successive tints." (Ray. French Illustrated Book #264) for Curmer's L'IMITATION.
The best of chromolithography and the best of bindings in presentation form. Exquisite! (21120)