- New endpapers; uncut copy w. the 4 lithographs of the seasons and the lithographed title-p. sl. frayed and yellowed in outer blank margin, otherwise the plates are all in fine condition; htitle yellowed and letterpress title-p. yellowed in lower margin. Wrappers dam. in margins and laid down (with loss along margins and loss of orig. backstrip).
= Very rare copy with all plates SIGNED IN PENCIL in lower outer corner (no other copy found w. signed plates). One of 50 copies printed on Hollande. Monod 1905. Superb Art Nouveau plates by F.M. Melchers (1865-1944), illustrating the months and seasons of the year. Melchers was a pupil of Jan Toorop and, like him, was influenced by Japanese prints. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.