A Little Tour in France … With Ninety-Four Illustrations by Joseph
A Little Tour in France … With Ninety-Four Illustrations by Joseph

JAMES, Henry. A Little Tour in France … With Ninety-Four Illustrations by Joseph Pennell.

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JAMES, Henry. A Little Tour in France … With Ninety-Four Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. London, Heinemann, 1900.

Small 4to. Contemporary fine full calf for Hatchard's, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; pp. xvi, 269, [2, blank], highly illustrated on plates and in the text; one blindstamp of Norfolk County Library to lower margin of one page; spine faded and light marking to leather; otherwise a very good copy with bookplates of Arthur And Sibyl Colefax.
Second, extensively revised British edition (first, 1884) of the American novelist's travel writing about France, visiting and describing many provincial towns in France, including Tours, Bourges, Nantes, Toulouse, Arles, Baune, Dijon and several others.
Provenance: Lady Sibyl Colefax (1874-1950) was a society hostess and interior decorator with a wide circle of artistic friends 'with cosmopolitan cultural interests' (ODNB).

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