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MIOMANDRE, Francis de.
Umberto Brunelleschi. (illus)
Le Radjah de Mazulipatam.

Published
Paris, Mornay, 1926.
Plates
59
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris, Mornay, 1926.
Ref
1411

Half sand morocco, spine decorated with a precious radiating mosaic stone, title and author lettered in gilt, head in gilt and covers preserved. Binding signed by Rene Kiefer. Limited edition; number 468 of 500. Marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, ownership bookplate inside front cover. With 69 watercolored stencilled plates by Brunelleschi, of which 14 without text. 225p, 21 unnumbered. One of the most highly regarded books illustrated by Brunelleschi. A beautiful, fine copy. Miomandre was a French novelist and a famous translator of works of Spanish to French. Coloured plates in order: 1. Pictorial title page. 2. Written title page. 3. Small illustration header to the first chapter.P.3 4. Full page illustration of man and woman in European dress. 5. Small illustration set amid text. P.8 6. Small illustration set amid text. P.10 7. Small illustration header to second chapter. P.13 8. Small illustration set amid text. P.17 9. Small illustration set amid text. P.19 10. Full page illustration of a lady reading 'La Gazette' newspaper. 11. Small illustration header to chapter three. P.27 12. Full page illustration of the Rajah. 13. Small illustration set amid text. P.34 14. Small illustration set amid text. P.36 15. Small illustration header to fourth chapter. 16. Small illustration set amid text. P.45 17. Small illustration set amid text. P.50 18. Small illustration set amid text. P.54 19. Full page illustration of a man with many knives - in mouth and hands. 20. Small illustration header to fifth chapter. 21. Small illustration set amid text. P.67 22. Full page illustration of a man lighting up a cigarette in a club. 23. Small illustration set amid text. P.73 24. Small illustration header to sixth chapter. 25. Small illustration set amid text. P.82 26. Full page illustration of a lady getting her fingernails manicured. 27. Small illustration set amid text. P.90 28. Small illustration set amid text. P.94 29. Small illustration header to seventh chapter. 30. Full page illustration of the Rajah. 31. Small illustration set amid text. P.104 32. Small illustration set amid text. P.107 33. Small illustration header to eight chapter. 34. Small illustration set amid text. P.111 35. Small illustration set amid text. P.117 36. Full page illustration of two females conversing at a table. 37. Small illustration set amid text. P.129 38. Full page illustration header to chapter nine. 39. Small illustration set amid text. P.139 40. Full page illustration of two lovers embracing. 41. Illustrated header to chapter ten. 42. Small illustration set amid text. P.151 43. Small illustration set amid text. P.155 44. Full page illustration of Rajah and his mistress. 45. Illustrated header to chapter eleven. 46. Full page illustration of two well dressed ladies. 47. Small illustration set amid text. P.174. 48. Small illustration set amid text. P.177 49. Illustrated header to chapter twelve. 50. Small illustration set amid text. P.189. 51. Full page illustration of Rajah on an Elephant. 52. Small illustration set amid text. P.196 53. Illustrated header to chapter thirteen. 54. Small illustration set amid text. P.202 55. Full page illustration of a man reading from a scroll. 56. Small illustration set amid text. P.212 57. Illustrated header to chapter fourteen. 58. Small illustration set amid text. P.219 59. Full page illustration of an Indian man reading from a piece of paper to a irate lady.