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UZANNE’S ENTERTAINING HISTORY OF THE FAN, ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL AVRIL

UZANNE, Octave. The Fan. London, 1884.

First English edition of this lavishly illustrated treatise on the fan, the use of which “is sufficient by itself to distinguish between a princess and a countess, a marchioness and a plebeian,” with wonderful illustrated borders and vignettes by Paul Avril on every page, handsomely bound. $900.

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(BINDINGS) UZANNE, Octave. Reliure Moderne. Paris, 1887.

First and only edition of this illustrated survey of late 19th-century French binding styles, number 87 of only 1500 copies printed, with engraved frontispiece and 72 full-page photographic illustrations of fine bindings. Handsomely bound by Stikeman. $850.

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