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    Beautiful, Ornate Bindings by the Harcourt Bindery, with Original Art, Including Original Etchings Signed by John Sloan

    Charles Paul De Kock. Three Volumes from the Romainville Edition of the Works of Charles Paul De Kock, including: The Child of My Wife, Andre - The Savoyard (Volume I only), The Damsel of the Three Skirts. Letter T of 26 copies. Octavo. Full green morocco bindings by the Harcourt Bindery, with floral gilt and morocco onlays on the covers, tall raised bands on spines, full morocco doublures and endleaves elaborately tooled in gilt, green, blue, and red. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Hand-illuminated initial letters, head-pieces, and tail-pieces throughout. The Child of My Life illustrated by W. J. Sinnott (two original pen and ink drawings), C. White (two original etchings), and Louis Meynelle (two original pen and ink drawings). The Damsel illustrated in its entirety by Louis Meynelle with four pen and ink drawings, an original watercolor, an original etching (in two states), and four photogravures from drawings by Meynelle (in two states). Andre illustrated in its entirety by John Sloan with two original etchings (each in two states, one state signed), an original etching in color (in two states, one state signed), four original pen and ink drawings in the text, and four photogravures (each in two states), with two signed. Minor wear and soiling to boards. Spines darkened. Front cover of The Damsel darkened, as well. Hinges cracked on two volumes. Marginal dampstain to a few leaves in The Child of My Wife. Internally clean, and overall in very good condition.

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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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