HANDSOMELY BOUND COPY OF TRIANON
NOLHAC, Pierre de. Trianon. Paris: Louis Conard, 1927. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt; original printed paper wrappers and spine bound in. $300.
Early edition of Nolhac’s history of the palaces at Trianon, part of the Versailles complex, with four wood-engraved illustrations. Handsomely bound in morocco-gilt by Canape.
Nolhac, then the Director of the Versailles Museum, gives a detailed explanation of the esteemed Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon palaces (here “ancien” and “nouveau”), the gardens, their architects and their famous residents: Madame Elisabeth, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette among others. This volume is from Nolhac’s ten-volume series “Versailles et la Cour de France.” Text in French.
Upper corners rubbed; front joint tender. A handsome volume in extremely good condition.