Very Good. Item #9068
Tours: A. Mame et Cie., 1847. First French Edition. Octavo; contemporary full black morocco prize binding embossed in blind and gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; ,404pp.; engraved frontispiece, illus. throughout text. Extremities scuffed with exposure at corners, else Very Good and sound. Forms part of the series "Bibliothèque de la Jeunesse Chrétienne."
Provenance: Prize binding of the Petit Séminaire d'Orléans la Chapelle St. Mesmin, as of 1846 a secondary school. By the early 20th century the structure had been converted into a hospital whose most notable tenant was, arguably, Paul Gauguin.