Paris: Plon, Nourrit, 1899. Crafty. First edition. Hardcover. 400p, ca. 200 line ills. by the author (chiefly small, some full-page plates). Back cover lightly soiled; spine lightly sunned; outer pages foxed. Handsomely rebound in three-quarter leather (brown and cream). Original rear wrapper and spine bound in at rear. Bookplate of B. Peyrot des Gachons. In French. Very good. Item #16174
Crafty was the pen name of Victor Gerusez, the popular and prolific humorous illustrator of equestrian life in fin-de-siecle France. Here he turns his attention to the (mis)adventures of racing around Paris. Title page photo is too dark. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.