CHATEAUVIEUX-LEBEL, Ode de. SURCOUF, Baron P.-J. ~ Rimailleries..
No. 3 of 100 copies privately printed for the friends of Baron Surcouf on Japon with the watermark ‘Japon Extra’. Pp. 70. 8vo., specially bound and signed on the front turn-in by Ode Chateauvieux-Lebel in full vellum decorated on both sides with strap work in gilt and fleur de lis tools with a central oval outlined in a double fillet with dots and a floriate frame round it, lettered Surcouf’s name and the title in gilt, both side with several hand-painted vignettes of flowers, instruments, the front oval with a harpist and in the lower oval the arms of Baron Surcouf, the spine also hand-painted with a floriated S for Surcouf, top edge gilt, silver and black patterned endpapers. With some light marking to the binding but an extremely charming decorative piece of work.
A very charming self-publication of Surcouf’s poetry.