Manuel de l'amateur de reliures armoriées françaises
Paris, Charles Bosse, 1924-1938
Thirty volumes, bound in fifteen (28 cm), with 2,685 plates reproducing approximately 10,000 armorial stamps. Uniformly bound in quarter blue morocco, top edges gilt (a collector’s binding). - An enormous and indispensable work, with well over 3000 reproductions of armorial stamps. “So far as I have tested it, it is very accurate, and full of new information” (G.D. Hobson, “Books on Bookbinding” in The Book-collector’s Quarterly, volume 7, July-September 1932, p.79). ¶ Well-preserved, well-bound copies like the present one have become rare.