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An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through… by S.M. Charles X. Roi de France.; Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; Pope Pius IX; Edmond Louis Alexis Dubois-Crancé; et alia - Signed First Edition - from G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 447)

An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses.

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An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses.

by S.M. Charles X. Roi de France.; Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; Pope Pius IX; Edmond Louis Alexis Dubois-Crancé; et alia

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[Napoleonic Era Signed Portraits] First Empire. An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses. A hard-bound book, now rebound in maroon cloth, and now housed in a matching box, 11 ¾ in x 8 ¼ in. The original covers were detached. The book was originally bound in pebble-grained maroon paper boards with an eighth morocco back-strip, now perished. The original boards are preserved in the custom-made box. The original front cover still has the bookplate of Charles A. Welch, decorated with a horned animal device above a shield of six stars.

Collation is of 102 individual lithographed portraits sewn together. Traces of multiple penciled page annotations by previous owners are present in several of the lower right-hand corners of the recto, as printing and manuscript material occurs only on the recto, as is expected for a collection of lithographed portraits. All sheets have been trimmed by previous owners. Bracketed page numbers in pencil are those of the present owner, 102 pages are counted, starting with page 3, as the unorthodox previous binding is believed to have counted two initial blanks. Eleven portraits are unsigned. Seventeen sitters are unidentified.


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book dealer
G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
447
Title
An album of 102 engraved portraits of prominent mostly French men and women from the First Empire through Charles X, of which 91 are signed by the subjects under their lithographed likenesses.
Author
S.M. Charles X. Roi de France.; Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; Pope Pius IX; Edmond Louis Alexis Dubois-Crancé; et alia
Illustrator
Various
Format/binding
Maroon cloth in a matching box.
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Various
Size
11 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in
Keywords
Napoleon, First Empire, restoration of monarchy, Charles X, Josephine,
Bookseller catalogs
French Revolution,; Portraits; French First Empire,; Signed Portraits,;
Size
11 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in

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rebound
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
recto
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [more]
device
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