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    [Bookbinding]. Leon Gruel. Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliures. Paris: Gruel & Engelmann, 1887 (Volume I) and Gruel and Leclerc, 1905 (Volume II). Number 856 of 1,000 copies, and one of 700 printed on Velin de Rives paper (Volume I); number 678 of 700 copies, and one of 600 also printed on Velin de Rives paper (Volume II). 188; 187 pages. Profusely illustrated with 140 plates, mostly colored. Custom three-quarter dark green morocco with five raised spine bands and gilt spine titles. Original wrappers bound in. Moderate rubbing and abrading to the edges. Spines sunned. Minimal, very occasional foxing. Two bookplates to each pastedown. A wonderful pair of books in very good condition.

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    February, 2012
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