Fine Binding of Carmen

    Prosper Mérimée. Carmen. Paris: Pour les Cent Bibliophiles, 1901.

    First thus. Limited to 125 numbered copies, this being number 73. Octavo. viii, 168. Illustrated with 170 color lithographs by Alexandre Lunois incorporated within the textblock. Also bound in is the companion volume of the suite of the 170 color lithographs without Mérimée's text. Original wrappers bound in.

    Bound in 1905 by Charles Meunier in full scarlet polished morocco over boards. Gilt border to boards. Raised bands; gilt designs and lettering to spine. Colorful decorative headbands. Ornate full light brown morocco doublures with inlaid morocco depictions of orange tree branches with fruit; facing moiré silk sheets. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Custom suede-lined slipcase in marbled paper with morocco lips. A beautiful example of early twentieth-century artistic bookbinding, in fine condition.

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