The Court of Louis XIV
in his Late Period
after Le Brun
in red Morocco
Saint-Simon – Weigand, Wilhelm (ed.). The Court of Louis XIV. From the Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon. In German. 3rd, enlarged edition. Leipsic, Insel, 1925. Large 8vo (10¼ × 7⅛ in [26 × 18 cm]). 526 pp., 1 leaf. With
36 plates + folded genealogical tree .
Red orig. morocco designed by E. R. Weiß with stylized L under crown accompanied by two Bourbon fleurs-de-lis as front cover vignette, repeated on the back fourfold without the crown and enclosed by lines & ornamental borders, title back plate, front cover line, all gilt tooled, blue marbled fly-leaves & yellow bookmark ribbon. Yellow edges.
Compare with Verzeichnis aller Veröffentlichungen des Insel-Verlags 1899-1924 page 71 and full-size illustration of the morocco binding of the special issue (100 copies) of the 1913 first edition within the unnumbered plate part and thereto Sarkowski 1388 VA.
In the repeating binding of the DELUXE EDITION as remaining unknown to Sarkowski already for the 2nd ed. of 1922 presented by Bassenge 99/3395, but additionally with ornamental ribs as deviating from the 1913 original and the copy here, too. – On moldmade paper. – Adequately fine copy with only quite minimal bumps of three cover corners, the bottom edge of the back cover, and, somewhat more, that of the back cover itself.
Planned for the jubilee year (cat.: 1924) present third edition was published, nevertheless, only in 1925. And while the previous one already had been strongly enlarged compared with the first version, so the third here once more by 32 pages and – for the first time – two further plates.
Offer no. 15,278 / EUR 590. / export price EUR 561. (c. US$ 649.) + shipping
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