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Octave UZANNE. Art in the exterior decoration...

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Octave UZANNE. Art in the exterior decoration of books in France and abroad. Illustrated covers. Publisher's hardcovers. La Reliure d'Art. Paris, Société Française d'Éditions d'Art, May, 1898. In-4, lemon jansenist morocco, smooth mute spine, cover and spine (modern binding). (3f.)-VI-272-(2f.). First edition of this essential work on bookbinding in 1900. It features 64 double-sided illustrated plates and numerous reproductions in the text. The back cover is missing. Reverse binding of leaves.