First edition. Rare publication, dedicated to Leon Geoffray, diplomat originator of the Entente Cordiale and ambassador of France 1852-1927.
Book published without a title page, at the author’s expense, most likely printed in a few copies, this one on Perrigord shaped vellum.
Gift copy, offered to the diplomat Robert Chodron de Courcel (1875-1966), with a dedication from Leon Geoffray’s widow.
Enriched with a handwritten signed letter, dated 24 April 1901, written in Leon Geoffray’s hand on duodecimo paper with his monogram addressed quite certainly to Robert de Courcel “Mon cher ami” (letter of condolence).
A handwritten letter from Bormans author of the first text: “Leon Geoffray, ambassador of France,” Journal of Debates, 7 February 1928, p. 2.
A handwritten letter signed by the widow of Leon Geoffray addressed to Mrs Robert Chodron de Courcel dated 1933 (unbound).
With a bookplate from the Chodron de Courcel family library;
Book illustrated with an original photo of Leon Geoffray + a beautiful etching on vellum and a woodcut on China, both are unsigned, created after the photo portrait.
Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927. No location, no publisher. 1928 (imp. Coulouma) 107 pp
Binding signed Ed. Klein in burgundy half leather with corners, spine with raised bands adorned with gilded lettering, gilt topstain, preserved covers and spine.
Very nice copy, sturdy and decorative binding. Impeccable inside.
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- Boekbanden, Geschiedenis
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Léon Geoffray / Chodron de Courcel / Bormans, LAS Manuscrit
- Léon Geoffray Ambassadeur de France 1852- 1927
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 22×17 cm