Au Jardin des Gemmes [Limited Edition]
Paris: L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza, . Very Good. Item #21341
Limited to 2250 copies of which this is no. DLXXXIX , presented in manuscript to Madame J. de Lailhacar. Quarto (30.5cm.); publisher's green pictorial card wrappers embossed in pale green and gilt; 158pp.; 12 mounted plates printed offset in color, captioned tissue guards, title page printed in black and gilt, text printed within gilt decorative border throughout. Light shelf wear, faint crease to upper cover, tiny chip at spine crown, spine toned to tan, hairline crack to front hinge, else a Very Good, internally clean and fine copy.
Deluxe edition of French gemologist Léonard Rosenthal's poetic, if not entirely academic, study of the precious stones emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, accompanied by lavish color plates by the Orientalist artist Léon Carré.