This is number 721 of an exceptional leather bound 1000 set two-volume edition, in the original French, of the Théophile Gautier classic, Mademoiselle de Maupin (313 + 320 pages), with numerous detailed illustrations by Serge de Solomko, etchings by E. Pennequin, published for the Librairie des Amateurs, Paris, in 1914, and initialed under the set number by the publisher, F. Ferroud.
The full leather covers, brown morocco to the spines and corners, marbled to the front and back, with gold decoration and lettering, and with four raised bands to the spines, are the work of the bindery P. Affolter, with that name stamped to the top of the first blank spread.
There are no stains or tears, but there is surface cracking to the top of the bend from front cover to spine in Volume I. The gilt is unfaded. The spines, with light scuffs to some of the raised bands, are straight. The marbled inside cover spreads are clean and unfaded, with no stamps, or other attachments, and no writing.There are no stains or tears.
The binding is tight in both books, with no loose or missing pages. The gilt page tops are slightly faded, but clean. There is a group of about a dozen pages to which there are shallow upper outside corner creases. There are no other creases, and no tears.
There is no writing in either book, other than the initialed set numbers. All illustrations and text are clean and unfaded.
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