1888. Item #88854
[ANONYMOUS]. LE BAISER. ETUDE LITTERAIRE ET HISTORIQUE. (STIKEMAN binding). Nancy & Paris: Berger-Levrault et Cie, 1888. 4to. 316 pp. Headpieces by Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923). #74 of 300 on Holland paper of a total edition of 315. The author is unknown, but the dedication is signed by "Docteur ****". Signed binding by Stikeman & Co. of half brown crushed morocco over patterned silkcovered boards. Spine in 5 raised bands with elaborate gilt compartments, featuring butterflies. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound-in. Minor wear to silk over boards, otherwise near fine.