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6 vols. with volumes 4, 5, & 6 inscribed by Lenotre on half-title; 8vo; uniformly bound in marbled blue paper covered boards, blue quarter cloth with gilt stamped, brown leather spine labels. Vols. 1, 4, 5, & 6 with original wrappers bound in. Plate portraits & reproductions throughout. Very slight fading to spines; marbled paper vol. 5 slightly different than other volumes; very light bumping & wear to leading corners with a minor divot to spine vol. 5 and two small points of white residue to spine vol. 2; even moderate tanning to endpapers, and text pages at margins. Versaille, published by Grasset, 1934; a later edition with original wrappers bound in, same binding as the set but 12mo, in near fine condition, with some soil & a small hole in the back cover of the wrapper.
Lenotre's best known collection studies on the period in which he specialized, revolutionary Paris. "He was the kind of historian of which we have no example in English literature. He was peculiarly French in his lightness of touch, his brevity, his atmosphere, and his exactitude. A master of the sidelight, his method was to centre upon some obscure individual, dimly but significantly connected with some important event or personage." [Richard Le Gallienne, From a Paris Garret, 1928]
Title: Vielles maisons, vieux papiers. [Six Volumes, complete]. Together with his Versailles, au Temps Des Rois.
Publisher: Paris, Perinn: 1906 - 1930
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very good or better condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 3280