Paris: Promodis, 1985. First edition. Original cloth. 539p, many ills. + many color ills. on 38 plates. Ex-lib. (bottom page corners lightly bumped; label removed from front endpaper; old library stamp); internally very good / good (chipped). Item #26169
Masterful history of the 19th-century French book, with chapters by various experts. Covers book production, publishing and bookselling, the illustrated press, genres and reading audiences, etc. Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.