Author: Lallemand, Charles Year: 1892 Edition: First edition Publisher: Ancienne Maison Quantin Category: Africa North Price: € 225.-
Original publisher's blue gilt cloth, 4to., pp. 293, (1), 1, preceded and followed by what seems to be exquisitely chromolithographed wrappers (please see picture nrs. 4 & 15). Over 120 text illustrations plus 16 full page plates, finely printed in colour plus a map of Tunisia in b/w. All edges gilt. A decorated spine with the titles in gilt and the name of the publisher in gilt at the foot of the spine. The gilt on the frontboard and spine still bright.
The head and foot of the spine a little frayed, corners and extrimities slightly worn, name on page preceding the title page and spine darkened, but overall an attractive copy.
The aquatints were drawn by the author and provide us with a detailed picture about the state of Tunisia by the end of the 19th century.
Despite the flaws as described an attractive copy.