ILLUSTRATED IRELAND. FROM ITS FIRST KNOWN DISCOVERY, 2855 B.C. TO 690 A.D., COVERING A PERIOD OF 4545 YEARS, AS SYMBOLIZED BY THE MYSTIC KREWE OF COMUS IN THEIR GRAND PAGEANT. SHROVE TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 26, 1884.
38 leaves, most printed on one side only, with 18 full-page, multi-colored engravings of the Comus floats, descriptions on facing pages. Among the rarest Mardi Gras printed items. Original printed wraps bound into full calf, gilt-tooled spine with a sticker wrapped around a portion of the spine, giving the title of the volume. One old handstamp on front wrap: ‘Maison Nonno. Costumier De L’Opera, 127 Avenue De Clichy. Paris.’ Two bookplates, one of a professor at the Sorbonne, on front pastedown. Some relatively light soiling to wraps, but nonetheless in extraordinary condition, with illustrations bright and unfoxed. OCLC lists two institutional holdings, both outside Louisiana.Hughes Books issues 4-5 printed catalogs per year. If you'd care to be on our mailing list, just ask at email@example.com. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10404734517
Title: ILLUSTRATED IRELAND. FROM ITS FIRST KNOWN ...
Publisher: New Orleans: Times-Democrat
Publication Date: 1884
Book Condition: Very Good
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