Histoires Naturelles

Histoires Naturelles (Natural History) by Jules Renard (Paris: Henri Floury, 1900).

Book with 24 illustrations total: 23 lithographs, 1 soft ground etching and aquatint on BFK Rives paper; French bound in maroon morocco leather with image of silver spider web, spider decending on cover, detailing in tan and black morocco leather onlays, spine with single raised bands and title in gold, endpapers in tooled/gilt tan morocco leather, snake patterned brocade and marbled paper, gilt edging on 3 sides, front endpaper stamped by binder "Rel. E. Maylander Dor."; chemise of maroon morocco leather and marbled paper, title on spine in gold; slip case covered with marbled paper, edged in morocco leather, calf lining.

Artists: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864 - 1901), Charles Maurin (French, 1855 - 1914). Binder: E. Maylander (French). Printers: Henry Stern (French, active 19th - 20th century), Renaudie (French). Published by: Henri Floury (French, active 19th - 20th century).

Gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

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