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GUSMAN (Pierre). Pompeï, La Ville, Les Mœurs,...

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GUSMAN (Pierre). Pompeï, La Ville, Les Mœurs, les Arts. Paris, Gaillard, 1906. In-4° binder, full pale green percaline signed by illustrator Léon Rudnicki, smooth spine decorated with a priestess on a red background, first cover decorated with a large colored composition depicting Vesuvius, red title, VII-476 pp. preface by Max. Collignon, illustrated with 600 drawings in the text and 32 watercolors by the author. Written and illustrated by the artist and draftsman Pierre Gusman (1862-1942) on his return from his visits to Pompeii. Very fine illustrated boards by Léon Rudnicki (1873-1958) in the "Art Nouveau" style. A fairly good copy, with rubbed corners and headpieces.