Notice historique du Mont-St.-Michel et du Tombelaine

Avranches: imprimerie de le court, 1816. First edition. Small 8vo. (4), 135 pp. "When one is not a professor, one has the right to make inept guesses, and when one is not a critic, one should not risk confusing a difficult question by baseless assumptions; but even a summer tourist may without offense visit his churches in the order that suits him best; and, for our tour … goes hand in hand with Blondel" (Henry Adams in Mont-St.-Michel and Chartres, chapter 11: “The Three Queens," p. 554 in the "Library of America" edition). OCLC locates six copies (Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Bibliothèque d'Art et d'Archeologie, Bibliothèque Nationale, Inst. Nat. d'Histoire de l'Art). Very good with some browning to end leaves. Later blue-green three-quarter morocco, marbled boards and endpaper, leather spine label. (#5166). Item #58223

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