Goncourt, Edmond de.
Les frères Zemganno.
Paris: F. Gregoire, 1921.
AN OUTSTANDING COPY OF BROUET'S MOST IMPORTANT BOOK.
Illustrated with 66 original etchings, including 15 full-page and hors-texte. The etchings depict circus life, which Brouet--whose focus was always on marginalized segments of society--proves very adept at handling.
From a total edition of 210 copies, this is one of 160 numbered copies beautifully printed on fine handmade Dutch laid paper.
4to. ELEGANTLY BOUND BY CREUZEVAULT (signed) IN FULL MOROCCO, ARMS GILT ON BOTH COVERS.
Henri Creuzevault (1905-1971) was one of the leading French binders of the 20th century.
Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Original wraps and backstrip bound in. A little almost imperceptible wear to binding, else FINE AND BRIGHT.