1857 - Les Deux Macons, Histoire D’Un Bon Et D’un Malvasia Ouvrier (The Two Macons, Story Of A Good Man And Malvasia Worker)
By Maurice Bauga
Megard, Publishers/ Rouen, France
In the 19th century, France witnessed a remarkable era of artistic and luxurious bookbinding known as cartonnage. Cartonnage bindings emerged as a popular form of decorative coverings for books, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship and artistic sensibilities of the time. These bindings were typically made from stiffened pasteboard or cardboard, covered in decorative paper or silk fabrics adorned with intricate designs, gold tooling, and vibrant colors.
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& green detail to both boards/spine, paste-down illustration to front board, engraving/frontispiece, binding tight, clean pages, some wear/ rubbing to boards/ edges/ corners from age/use, 214pp.
Size: 4 1/2” x 7 1/4”
A very lovely 19th century cartonnage piece from France!