1920 Complete 1st edition of The Beautiful Things of France, Paris by L. J. Patras, the text by S.L. Lake. There are 50 silver print photos (plates) all in very good condition and each one signed. There is a tissue page between the pages with a description and history about each photo. The tissue pages are all in great condition and very readable except for the first one which is just loose on the bottom. The cover is in fragile condition especially the spine but, I think it could be repaired by an expert. For that reason I have left it in this condition rather than try to repair it myself. It has an embossed burgundy fabric hard cover. The key with this great book is that it is the complete edition in its original form. In doing some research on this I have found two people selling some of the photos separately, one selling them for $25. ea and another for $35. euro. lacking description and having some bruising of the photos because they are loose. If you are fond of the THE CITY OF LIGHTS this is a great souvenir.

Under the photo on the cover it reads: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever" John Keat

28 pages
It measures 12 3/4" X 9" X 1"
ea. photo 5" X 7"

Fine Art:: Fine Art Works
France • French

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1920 Silver Prints Photos The Beautiful Things of France L. J. Patras Antique


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