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    [Fore-Edge Painting]. Émile Zola; T. F. Rogerson [translator]. A Page of Love. Philadelphia: printed only for subscribers by George Barrie & Son, [1897]. Edition Magnifique of Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Roman Contemporain, Realists. Limited edition of five copies of which this is number one. Each title with one vertical fore-edge painting; Volume I depicting a couple standing together, Volume II depicting a nude woman holding a small child. Two volumes. Octavo. 319; 361 pages. Illustrated with eleven etchings by Albert Duvivier, each in four states including a set to Whatman drawing-paper finished in water-color, after drawings by Éduoard Dantan. Full teal levant morocco, double-ruled in gilt and crossed torch and quiver device in gilt to each corner of upper and lower boards, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with 5 raised spines and dotted gilt roll to edges. Spines darkened, joints starting. Terra cotta levant morocco doublures elaborately decorated in gilt, green, and white, pale blue moiré silked free endpapers; the majority of the blue silk has become detached and is laid-in in incomplete pieces, free endpapers toned, light penciled notations to free endpapers, small gallery labels to rear free endpapers recto. Internally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor offsetting, minor wear to gilt on edges. Near fine with bright and charming, though somewhat amateur, fore-edge paintings.

    William Randolph Hearst (no date) - Hammer Galleries, typed letter signed on their stationary, laid in (March 1941, lot 750, Article 1757A) - Swann Galleries (21 November 2013, lot 289) - Randall J. Moskovitz (no date) From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee


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