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ALMANACH DU BIBLIOPHILE for the year 1898. Paris,...

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ALMANACH DU BIBLIOPHILE for the year 1898. Paris, Édouard Pelletan, 1898. Reprinted copy in-4, olive-green morocco decorated with the twelve signs of the zodiac distributed over both covers, represented in rectangles surrounded by a light-green ribbon in volutes, inner frame decorated with a set of gilt fillets, brocaded silk lining and endpapers, gilt edges, cover and spine, case (Marius Michel). Cover and decorative headpieces, culs-de-lampe, woodcuts after drawings by Henri Bellery Desfontaines. Unique reprinted copy, printed for Adolphe Bordes. It contained all the original drawings by Henri Bellery Desfontaines, and the following remain in the copy: a superb title in color, a Pelletan mark, calendar, 12 headpieces evoking the signs of the zodiac, and 12 culs-de-lampe (in ink and in large format). Bound by Marius Michel, decorated with twelve incised leathers by Gustave Guétant, who signed one on each plate. Spine faded, repair to spine.