SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SOUVESTRE, Olivier.
La Legende du Roi d’Ys.

Published
N.p.n.d. [towards 1870]
Plates
20
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
N.p.n.d. [towards 1870]
Ref
1371

A superbly and richly illuminated manuscript with a prestigious provenance, gloriously decorated and entirely hand painted on vellum, telling of the Breton legend of the city of Ys. 8vo [200 x 140 mm.] of (11) ll., text written in black with small and round gothic characters, many painted initials on a golden background and ornamental initials in the text. Manuscript on vellum. Bound in claret full straight-grained morocco, flat spine with the titled lettered in gilt, orange water-silked doublures and endleaves. Binding signed by Crett. Bookplate: 'Ex Libris Georges Wendling' on verso of front free end paper. A beautiful example in fabulous condition.