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Heading: (Arion Press)
Author: Ketcham, Diana
Title: Le Desert De Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden. Le Jardin Pittoresque de Monsieur de Monville
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:Arion Press
Date Published: 1990

Text in French & English. Illustrated from photographs, engravings, etc. (Oblong folio), blue cloth, paper cover and spine labels, with additional blue cloth chemise holding related ephemera, housed together in publisher's matching slipcase with paper spine label. One of 400 copies printed at the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem.

This copy with additional blue cloth chemise containing various piece of ephemera, including prospectus booklet, pamphlet for Le Desert De Retz exhibition at San Francisco's Palace of the Legion of Honor, as well as an invitation to a related lecture there, 3 stapled leaves of descriptive text, and a receipt from the press for the purchase of the slipcase and chemise, which were not originally issued with the volume. Finely printed examination of the marvelous garden created by de Monvelle in the village of Retz outside of Paris.


Light scuffing to slipcase, areas of edgewear to chemise; volume fine.

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Le Desert De Retz, Arion Press w/slipcase and

Estimate $300 - $500Feb 22, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA