Les Etoiles Derniere Feerie; Texte Par Mery Astronomie Des Dames Par Le Cte Foelix. Jean Ignace Isadore Grandville, Illustrator.
Les Etoiles Derniere Feerie; Texte Par Mery Astronomie Des Dames Par Le Cte Foelix

Les Etoiles Derniere Feerie; Texte Par Mery Astronomie Des Dames Par Le Cte Foelix

Paris & Leipsig: De Gonet & Chez Charles Twietmeyer, [1849]. Grandville, Jean. First edition. Hardcover. [XVI] 486 pages. 28 x 19.5 cm. Two parts in one volume. Two frontispieces: portrait of Grandville (after Geoffrey) and 12 plates in of text after Grandville engraved on steel by Charles Geoffroy and colored by hand. GORDON N. RAY 200. "The compositions of this `last fairy-tale`, brilliantly engraved on steel by Geoffroy and delicately colored, form a fitting memorial to Grandville.......Nearly every plate has its beautiful lady, clad in white and adorned with stars, beaming in the sky, with varied scenes of earthly life below her." Toning to title page next leaf, last two leaves. some tissue guards, with plates bright, fresh and clean. Scattered, modest text toning, raised bands, spine panels gilt, marbled endpapers, bound by Thomas. Three quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Near fine. Item #21455

Price: $1,750.00