By M. Boutet de Monvel [Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel]
Paris   Plon-Nourrit & Cie
10" by 13" 47pp. [1]
A wonderfully illustrated first edition of this retelling of the story of Joan of Arc by Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, in a decorative cloth binding.
By M. Boutet de Monvel [Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel]

1896 Jeanne D'Arc

Paris   Plon-Nourrit & Cie
10" by 13" 47pp. [1]
A wonderfully illustrated first edition of this retelling of the story of Joan of Arc by Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, in a decorative cloth binding.
£150.00
: 1kgs / : 908M22

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Description

Colour Plates, Decorative Binding, First Edition, Illustrated

The first edition of this work in the publisher's original decorative cloth binding, stamped in green with gilt detailing to the boards, with blue end papers and the edges stained red. Imprint no. 4507 to the last page.

Illustrated with forty-six colour plates, reproduced in zincotype from the original watercolours. Collated, complete.

A beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of French saint Joan of Arc, who was honoured as a defender of the nation following her role in the siege of Orléans. This work, created for children, is considered Boutet de Monvel's masterpiece; it brought him international recognition.

This work was written and illustrated by the French artist Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, a major figure in the Golden Age of nineteenth-century book illustration, who is best remembered for his children's books illustrations.

Undated, dated from copies held at the University of Cambridge Libraries.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with marks to the boards. Gilt is somewhat faded. Front hinge is slightly strained with webbing showing, but remains firmly held. Rear hinge is starting to the tail but is firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Very Good

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