SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BELLIARD, Zépherin.
Jean Pierre Sudré, and Charles Bazin
La Cour des France...

Paris: Delpech Editeur quai Voltaire 3, [n.d., ca. 1840]
Bobins III 917
Paris: Delpech Editeur quai Voltaire 3, [n.d., ca. 1840]

Two works in one large folio (17 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches; 438 x 290 mm.). Each work with a lithographed title. Together thirty-six exquisitely hand-coloured lithographed plates (thirty-one in Dames de la Cour and five in Seigneurs de la Cour) heightened with gum arabic. All plates mounted on heavy stock, the mounts ruled in ink and captioned in pencil. Quarter black morocco over floral paper backed linen boards; title label and some gilt to spine; hinges cracked and worn, some wear and dis-colouration to boards, especially to corners; MS hand written note: "Letilia Vivian (?), the gift of her dear husband, Sir Humphrey Vivian (?) January 1840", on title page. Cover named "Seigneurs de la Cour". Coloured plates in order: Seigneurs de la Cour. 1. Regne de Charles VII. 2. Regne de Louis XII. 3. Reigne de Francois I. 4. Regne de Henri II. 5. Regne de Henri IV. Dames de la Cour. 6. Regne de Charles VIII. 7. Regne de Charles VII. 8. Regne de Charles V. 9. Regne de Francois I. 10. XIII Siecle. 11. Regne de Louis XIV. 12. Dame de la Cour du Regent. 13. Jeanne D'Aroigon. 14. Regne de Henri IV. 15. Regne de Francois I. 16. Regne de Charles VII. 17. Regne de Louis XVI. 18. Regne de Charles VI. 19. Regne de Louis XII. 20. Regne de Henri II. 21. Regne de Louis XVI. 22. Regne de Henri IV. 23. Regne de Charles VII. 24. Clemence Isaure. 25. Regne de St. Louis. 26. Regne de St. Louis. 27. Regne de Louis XV. 28. Regne de Louis XIV. 29. Regne de Louis XIII. 30. Regne de Louis XIII. 31. Regne de Charles IX. 32. Regne de Francois I. 33. Regne de Francois I. 34. Anne de Boulen. 35. Regne de Louis XII. 36. Regne de Louis XII.