(Glass Binding)

Le Gentil-Bernard.

Paris: Louis Janet, (c. 1830). 64mo. 48pp., + engraved title page and six plates of engravings. A collection of titularly genteel love poetry, mostly penned by a Bernard whose brief biography appears as an introduction. The inserted plates show lovers in pastoral settings. Bound in a glass binding, with spine and edges in embossed gold. The upper cover boasts a blue background against which the titling "Hommage aux Dames" appears, along with an airborne cherub carrying aloft an urn overflowing with cloth, beads, and an umbrella. The rear cover is likewise painted blue, at the center of which is a motif of a rural building set in a field. Gilt remarkably intact with only minor spots of rubbing, some paint loss to lower corner of upper panel, faint interior toning, else near fine. Item #30662

Price: $1,750.00