AUTHOR: MERIMEE, Prosper.
TITLE: Chronique du regne de Charles IX.
PUBLISHER: Paris: Emile Testard, 1889.
DESCRIPTION: 1 volume, quarto, limited to 75 copies on Japon, title-page printed in red and black, illustrated by Edouard Toudouze. Bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt and blind, spine and cover panels blind tooled with a repeating crest, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, by French binder Lortic.
CONDITION: No defects to note a FINE COPY.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: "Marcelin Lortic,binder and gilder; b.26 Feb. 1852; d.2 Sept. 1928; apprenticed and collaborated with his father, Pierre Marcelin Lortic (1822-1892); he and his brother Paul (b.30 June 1853) succeeded their father in 1884; worked in conjunction with his brother until 1891 [as Lortic fre`res] and then alone [as M. Lortic and Lortic fils])." --from Dictionnaire des relieurs francais ayant exerce´ de 1800 a`nos jours, 1988