1850 - Histoire De Henri-Le-Grand (History of Henri-Le-Grand King of France)
Mame, Publishers/ Paris, France
This is about the life and reign of King Henry IV of France, also known as Henri IV or Henri-Le-Grand. Henry IV was a significant figure in French history and ruled as King of France from 1589 until his assassination in 1610.
Henry IV is known for several notable achievements during his reign. He is remembered for his efforts to restore peace and stability in France after a long period of religious and political conflict, including the Wars of Religion. He implemented policies aimed at promoting religious tolerance, most notably with the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which granted certain rights to French Protestants (Huguenots) while maintaining Catholicism as the official state religion.
French cartonnage bindings of the 19th century often incorporated various techniques such as embossing, gilding, and marbling to create visually striking covers that captivated the eyes of book lovers and collectors alike.
Highly decorative cartonnage binding with gilt detail to both boards/spine, engraving/frontispiece, binding tight, clean pages, some wear/ rubbing to boards/ edges/ corners from age/use, dentelle detail to inside of boards, 253pp.
Size: 4 1/2” x 7 1/4”
A very beautiful 19th century cartonnage book from France!