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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Poésies 1864-1869.

COPPEE (François).

COPPEE (François).

Poésies 1864-1869. Le Reliquaire; Intimités; Poëmes modernes; La Grève des Forgerons.

Etched frontispiece portrait, title printed in red and black with publisher's device.

12mo. [160 x 89 x 22 mm]. [2]ff, 221, [3] pp. Bound c.1900 by Charles Meunier (signed in gilt on the front doublure) in pinkish brown goatskin, the front cover with three thistles onlaid in two shades of brown, green and blue goatskin, the rear cover with a single onlaid thistle. The spine divided into six panels with pronounced bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third panels, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, yellow goatskin doublures with a gilt fillet border and a gilt panel with trailing stems and leaves onlaid in brown goatskin and ladybirds in red and brown, green woven silk endleaves and marbled paper flyleaves. (Front joint cracked but firm, chip to upper headcap). Contained in a slipcase covered with marbled paper and with a brown goatskin opening.
Paris: [par D. Jouaust pour] Alphonse Lemerre, 1870.

The original wrappers have been bound in, along with an autograph letter signed by Coppée and a manuscript poem. This is No.53 of 100 copies on "papier de Hollande". There were also 50 copies on "papier Whatman", 25 on "papier de Chine" and two on vellum.

Stock no. ebc3577

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