LA VIE ET L'OEUVRE DE J.-F. MILLET.; Manuscrit publié par Paul Mantz avec de nombreux fac-similes. Albert Sensier.

LA VIE ET L'OEUVRE DE J.-F. MILLET.; Manuscrit publié par Paul Mantz avec de nombreux fac-similes.

Paris: A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1881. First edition. Folio, (32.5 x 22.5 cm), xi, 1),402pp. , with a preface by Albert Sensier, a note on Sensier by art critic Paul Mantz, 12 tissue-guarded photoengravings on laid paper by Dujardin, including portraits of Sensier and Millet and reproductions of some of Millet's most famous works, plus 48 b/w illustratations in the text, of which 19 are full-page. The text, of course, is in French. This copy, never cased, is in the original grey paper wrappers printed in red and black, (a copy of the title page), with a 3-cm tear at the top of the rear panel, several short tears at the edges, and vertical paper cracks on the spine. The wrappers are somewhat shelf-soiled and edge-darkened. The top edge is trimmed, the fore and bottom edges are not. Internally there are marginal traces of browning to the first and last leaves, but the remainder of the book, inclusive of the plates, is exceptionally clean. A fine copy. Item #6114

Price: $675.00

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