Le Château de la Grippe... illustré de quarante compositions en…

Le Château de la Grippe... illustré de quarante compositions en noir et en couleurs. by (MARIANI). ROBIDA, Albert and Émilie ROBIDA, illustrator.

~ Le Château de la Grippe... illustré de quarante compositions en noir et en couleurs. Paris: [Mesnil-sur-l’Estrée: Firmin-Didot for] Henri Floury, 1904.

Folio (325 × 250 mm), pp. [4], 40, [8]. Plates and illustrations, the former hand-coloured. Original coloured pictorial wraps. Slight stain to lower cover, but an excellent copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

First edition, number 20 of 25 copies on japon of a total edition of 300. One of Mariani’s annuals extolling the virtues of his coca wine. This one is interesting for being lavishly illustrated by Albert Robida’s daughter, Émilie (born 1882). The final pages give a bibliographically-useful account of Mariani’s other publications.

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