DUMAS, Alexander. Affaire Clemenceau. Memoire de l'Accuse. (FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION COPY - EXTRA ILLUSTRATED - 1866)


AUTHOR: DUMAS, Alexander.

TITLE: Affaire Clemenceau. Memoire de l'Accuse.

PUBLISHER: Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1866.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 1 volume, 4to., 11-1/8" x 7-5/8", limited to 100 Large-paper copies for presentation, inscribed on the half-title by Dumas, "a monsieur Curmer/ souvenir affectuex/ A. Dumas fils/ Mars 1867." Bound in full red morocco, raised bands, elegantly gilt with multiple fillet geometric interlace on covers, spine similarly decorated, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, housed in a morocco-edged, chammy lined, marble board slipcase, by Chambolle-Duru.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extra illustrated with the 1905 suite of etchings by Albert Besnard illustrating this work, comprising frontispiece in 6 states & 10 plates in 2 states each. See Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, page 521.