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Aurélien de COURSON & COLLECTIF La Bretagne contemporaine. Sites pittoresques, monuments, costumes, scènes de moeurs, histoire, légendes, traditions et usages des cinq départements de cette province

Aurélien de COURSON & COLLECTIF

Félix BENOIST

La Bretagne contemporaine. Sites pittoresques, monuments, costumes, scènes de moeurs, histoire, légendes, traditions et usages des cinq départements de cette province

Charpentier, Paris & Nantes 1863, 33x49cm, 3 volumes reliés.


First illustrated edition of 167 plates drawn from nature by Félix Benoist and lithographed by the first artists of Paris including Arnout, Bachelier, Benoist, David, Fichot, Tirpenne ...
Binding in half bottle green shagreen, back with four nerves set with gold friezes and adorned with double gilded boxes decorated with typographic motifs and golden heraldic hermines, golden names and places in tails, Percaline green bottle boards, frame of a large golden lace enriched with heraldic ermines and gold coat of arms, flat struck in their centers of the golden coat of arms of Brittany and the city of Nantes surrounded by a golden mandorle, guards and contreplats of white moire silk, bindings of the publisher .
Historical introduction by Arthur de La Borderie, epilogue on the Breton poetry of De La Villemarqué, descriptive texts of Aurélien de Courson, Pol de Courcy, Ropartz, A. from La Borderie, from De La Villemarqué ...
Some small freckles without gravity.
Pleasant copy established in a beautiful binding of the publisher to the arms of Brittany and the city of Nantes.

4 000 €

Réf : 65138

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