1913 LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ / VINEYARDS in ANTIQUITY Illustrated First Edition Limited to 1010 copies
LA VIGNE DANS L'ANTIQUITÉ, par Raymond Billiard. Précédé d'une Introduction par P. Viala. (GRAPE VINES in ANTIQUITY, by Raymond Billiard. Preceded by an Introduction by P. Viala.) ORIGINAL EDITION of this oft reprinted work. Published by Librairie H. Lardanchet, LYON, (FRANCE), 1913. FIRST EDITION. Limited edition of only 1010 total copies. Integrated printed wrappers folded over plain card covers, 8x12 inches (20x30 cm), VIII, 560 pages plus 16 unnumbered plates. ILLUSTRATED with 181 in-text b&w illustrations plus 16 plates. GOOD condition, the front cover has a half dollar size area of pokes and scrapes (as if jabbed by a closed pen), the spine has creases from use, and the wrappers have some wear at the spine ends, a few small spots and light signs of handling; internally, there is a crease to the bottom corner of the inner pages, a couple of the early signatures are starting to loosen but still holding well, there is an edge crease, small edge tear, and a spot here and there; overall the inner pages are very nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, in fact most of the inner pages are still uncut at their top edge. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.