Paris: Éditions D'Art L.J.Patras, [1920s]. First Edition. Octavo, oblong format (18.5 x 24cm), marbles eps, Title page, 2pp Preface, 48pp Text (French, English, Spanish, Italian), 1p Advertisement, 1p Blank, 1p Colophon, 48 photogravures with tissue guards. Full calf, gilt blocked with photogravure of Versailles enclosed within circular gilt design, title in gilt on spine and top board. Calf is worn at joints with a 5cm diagonally vertical tear to the foot of the spine, 3cm scrape above design on top board and another 3cm scrape on bottom board. Edges are worn and scuffed and binding a little loose, and a wear mark to the base for the text block. Internally clean, tissue guards lightly toned and some are a little creased, front endpapers are separating at the gutter. Item #742
Lovely sepia-toned photographic souvenir album produced in the 1920s. The photographs were taken with a "darlot" lens. The preface was written by then curator of the National Museum Versailles and Trianons André Pératé.