SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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French Trade Catalogue.

Interesting trade catalogue with hand-coloured plates of numerous French interior decorations. The plates showcase taste in Paris and throughout France at the end of the nineteenth century. There are some elaborate depictions of fully decorated rooms, as well as fabrics for window curtains, fabrics for bed canopies, etc.

[Paris: A.R. et Cie, ca. 1890].
[Paris: A.R. et Cie, ca. 1890].

11 pp. Illustrated with 52 coloured lithographs with contemporary hand-colouring. Oblong 8vo., bound in publisher's quarter black morocco and blind-stamped cloth over boards. Marbled endpapers. The 11 pages of text ('Tarif des Ornements') describe the contents of each of the lithographs and includes the prices for the materials pictured and described. Some extensive drawing/scribblings (mostly child-like) on the reverse of plates and some of the plates themselves. Minor chaffing to binding extremities, else good. Coloured plates in order: 1. Genre Chinois. 2. Louis XVI Moderne. 3. Mode. 4. Mode. 5. Moderne. 6. Moderne. 7. Mode . 8. Genre Chinois. 9. Moderne. 10. Louis XVI Moderne. 11. Louis XVI Moderne. 12. Fer Forge Moderne. 13. Moderne. 14. Mode. 15. Directoire Moderne. 16. Mode. 17. Moderne. 18. Mode. 19. Mode. 20. Genre Anglais. 21. Mode. 22. Mode. 23. Louis XVI Moderne. 24. Moderne. 25. Moderne. 26. Directoire. 27. Directoire. 28. Louis XVI. 29. Louis XVI. 30. Louis XVI. 31. Louis XVI. 32. Louis XVI Moderne. 33. Louis XVI. 34. Louis XVI. 35. Louis XVI. 36. Louis XVI. 37. Louis XVI. 38. Louis XVI Moderne. 39. Louis XVI. 40. Louis XVI. 41. Provencal. 42. Adam's 43. Louis XVI. 44. Transition Louis XVI. 45. Moderne. 46. Empire. 47. Directoire. 48. Louis XV. 49. Moderne. 50. Transition. 51. Louis XVI. 52. Gente Anglais.