SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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PIRON, Hippolyte.
L’ile de Cuba / Santiago – Puerto-Principe – Matanzas et la Havane / Par Hippolyte Piron / Ouvrage orne de gravures dessinees par L. Breton d’apres des photographies

Published
Paris: E. Plon & Co., c. 1876.
Plates
6
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: E. Plon & Co., c. 1876.
Ref
539

Cover Contemporary half cloth with marble boards, flat spine in five compartments of gilt bands and motifs, gilt title on two, edges marbled. Coloured endpapers. Illustrated. Complete with 6 hand-coloured views of Cuba and 4 portraits.12mo. Extremities worn, hinges cracked, otherwise a fine copy, text and plates are clean, together with 6 beautifully hand-coloured wood-cut scenic views of Cuba. Signature and date in ink and ex-libris on title leaf. Pagination P. (4), half-title, printer’s imprint, frontis, title, blank, dedication, blank, 1-319, blank, contents 321-325, list of plates, (4). Text in French. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Vue de Santiago de Cuba. 2. Plantation de tabac. 3. Vue de Puerto-Principe. 4. Vue de Matanzas. 5. Vue de la Havane. 6. La Alameda da Paula.