Very Good. Item #8163
Paris: Eugène Ducrocq, [n.d. but 1864]. First Edition. Quarto (30.5cm.); publisher's crimson morocco-backed paneled cloth, gilt-lettered spine in six compartments, all edges gilt, moiré endpapers; ,204pp.; eau-forte frontispiece, thirteen leaves of plates, including five additional eaux-fortes etchings, text illus. throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, chiefly at corners and spine crown, text block significantly foxed affecting plates and tissue guards, else Very Good and sound.
Excessively romanticized history of Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of America, attractively illustrated with early etchings by the French painter Léopold Flemeng (1831-1911). Date of publication based on OCLC no. 1629238.