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King Candaules by  Theophile Gautier - Limited Edition - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 021353)

King Candaules

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King Candaules

by Gautier, Theophile

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Paris; nd: Societe Des Beau Arts. Limited Edition. Octavo. The Salon edition limited to 550 copies, The present copy is number 212. xix, 139pp., with a preface by Anatole France, illustrated by M. Paul Avril, who has interpreted the ideas of Gautier in a series of elegant and delightfully charming tinted etchings with tissue guards present. Bound in 3/4 green crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in a floral gilt with red onlays, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, the spine had evenly turned to brown, only an occasional spot of foxing. A very handsome copy.


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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
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King Candaules
Gautier, Theophile
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Limited Edition
Societe Des Beau Arts
Place of Publication
Paris; nd
Etchings Illustrated Antatole France M. Paul Avril Gautier

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About Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

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]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]
marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]