Author: Pharaon, Florian Year: 1872 Edition: First edition Publisher: Paris; E. Dentu Category: Africa North Price: € 1,500.-
Large folio (520 x 370 mm), pp. 4, 53, 1 plus preliminary and trailing blank. Original publisher's cloth. The spine divided in six compartments by five raised bands. Titles in the 2nd compartment, the other compartments gilt tooled. The front board richly gilt decorated, the rear board blind stamped.
Thirty striking beautiful charcoil plates hors texte by Alfred Henri Darjou (1832-1874), mounted on very heavy card stock within printed borders. The plates are protected by tissue guards on which the titles of the respected plates have been printed. Only 300 copies were printed of this book, of which this is no. 94.
Front board lightly soiled at top and bottom, extremities slightly rubbed, but a very attractive copy.
Chadenat 3022, Gay 2189, Prince Ibrahim Hilmy II, p. 114.
(The quality of our photographs sometimes seems to be inferior, however, this is due to the fact that the plates are charcoil plates and hence difficult to photograph.)