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BOOKBINDING. RUBAN (Petrus). Album de 102 Reproductions de Reliures d'Art et de Demi-Reliures Frantaisie de Petrus Ruban.1898

Paris: [s.n., Small oblong folio (205 x 300 mm), title-page + 46ff. photo. illustrs., (various tints) of 102 bindings + 2ff. showing 50 spines of other bindings + 2ff. of text briefly describing the 102 bindings, A.L.s from the author tipped-in, title page creased at gutter margin, lower blank margin slightly dust soiled, original cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Shows a wide variety of the art nouveau style bindings of this excellent Parisian binder. The descriptive text though brief is useful in citing the names of the patrons for whom the books were bound, including Henri Beraldi, Octave Uzanne and some New York collectors (e.g. Duprat, Avery). Provenance: Bookplate of both Leon Gruel & Paul Gruel to front paste-down. Seemingly scarce: not in Schmidt-Künsemüller or Mejer.

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