Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1900s.
Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Secret Memoirs Of The Courts Of Europe From The 16th To The 19th Century. This Edition printed on Japanese vellum paper and is limited to one thousand numbered copies which this is 262. Illustrations in two states to frontispiece chromolithograph other sepia (black & white shade). Tilte include Empress Josephine, The Courts of Sweden and Denmark, Wiliam II, Francis Joseph, The Courts of Europe, Napoleon's Court, The Court of Austria, The Royal Family of France, Madame De Montespan, Marie Antoinette, etc.
Bound by Brentanos in full olive green crushed morocco, covers framed alternating densley floral spring surrounded triple and double gilt ruled line to corners, top edge gilt, spine gilt decorations within six compartments between raised banding second and third gilt titles, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A handsome set in fine binding. Fine. Item #737