Important book ‘Seigneurs et Princes de Monaco’ by S.E René Novella and Philip Reder
French, Late 20th Century
Book: Height 6.5cm, width 30cm, depth 38cm
Case: Height 9.5cm, width 34cm, depth 40cm
Beautifully decorated in the style reminiscent of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, the book describes the history of Lords and Princes of Monaco. Written by S.E René Novella and illustrated by Philip Reder in the late 20th century, it was manufactured using traditional bookmaking techniques by Arts et Couleurs.
Intricate colour border detailing adorns the pages of this publication, with a colour palette of various shades of green, blue, and red predominating. The names of lords and kings are further decorated with ornate borders, including motifs such as a crown, and the text includes ornate, coloured lettering.
A luxurious red satin case with a red leather spine protects the book which comes with a certificate of authenticity. Red leather was used for the cover of the book and is decorated with gold and black debossed patterns.
Only 150 copies were made with the book in Mayfair Gallery’s collection being number 17. A rare find, this book would be an exceptional addition to one’s collection of books.