MURGER (Henry). Scènes de la Bohème

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MURGER (Henry). Scènes de la Bohème, Published at Amis des Livres by D. Jouaust, Paris, 1879.

In 8 octavo, brown Morocco leather, large gilt floral decoration and polychrome mosaic ornating the boards, ribbed back as well as ornated with floral mosaic decoration, all edges gilt, Morrocan doublure ornated with another gilt floral decoration and mosaic, green woven watered silk end papers, conserved cover, case (René Kieffer).
Frontispiece bears the author's portrait in medallion and twelve etchings by Adolphe RICHARD.

Printing of 118 on laid paper, this one (no. 85), printed by M. Morizet, one of 100 nominatives comprising, without certification, a supplementary set of etchings before title vignette.


* THREE PORTRAITS OF AUTHOR, the first full-profile on Japan paper, by Charles COURTRY, bearing (like one of supplementary set) the artist's autograph signature with lead pencil, the second in medallion and on Japan paper by Adrien NARGEOT, and third in bust and on laid paper.

* DOUBLE SUPPLEMENTARY SET OF NINE ETCHINGS with remark by Charles COURTRY and Alfred MONTAFER, one being total etching.

* TWO SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY HENRY MURGIER, the first (Du fond de l'abîme [Out of the Deep]) to the director of "Corsaire" and the second to A.M. Boyer director of Théâtre du Vaudeville, and photograph portrait (reproduction) of the tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921).

Libraries of Enrico CARUSO and J.C. Courbin, with ex-libris bookplate.

Frayed ends; tear without loss on the end paper, brown stain on second title vignette seeped into the end papers as well but less prominent, first cover for work.

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