Small folio (15 x 11 1/2 in.; 381 x 292 mm). BINDING: Period green morocco, covers elaborately panelled in gilt and blind, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges. PROVENANCE: W. F. Bartlett (signature on title)
Minor dampstaining and foxing, minor fading to three plates. Upper joint of binding just splitting but holding.
"This book has become the major source of information on St.-Mémin and his work. It is equally significant as one of the earliest volumes to have all illustrations done with original photographs: each copy of the book contains a full set of handmade photographic prints" (Miles).
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