New York: James Pott & Co., 1901. First American Edition. 8vo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2"). IN ORIGINAL DJs. 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. 478;Vol: II: pp. 498.

Signed Margaret Armstrong binding design in gold of a repeated key design surrounding titles within a scroll on deep sapphire blue fine vertically ribbed cloth. Spine with repeated crown design surrounded by flourishes repeated on the spine of the matching scarlet paper-lined cloth dust jackets; original blue ribbon markers.

A history of The Bastille, a fortress in Paris that played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison by the kings of France.

Includes frontis in each volumes and an additional 32 photogravure illustrations of historic art work each with captioned tissue guard.

A fine set in fine dust jackets. An exceptionally scarce Armstrong binding.

Gullans and Espey 25.


Author Name: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET(binding design and title page design)]; BINGHAM, DENIS ARTHUR; PERKINS, JAMES BRECK (Preface).

Categories: Illustrated, American Publisher's Bindings, 20th C., ART NOUVEAU, [HISTORY - FRANCE],

Edition: First American

Publisher: New York, James Pott & Co.: 1901

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Size: 8vo (8 1/4

Seller ID: 3053