1906 - CASTLES & CHATEAUX OF OLD TOURAINE, F. Miltoun 1st/1st 1906, ILLUSTRATED
CASTLES AND CHATEAUX OF OLD TOURAINE AND THE LOIRE COUNTRY — By Francis Miltoun and Blanche McManus — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1906 — With 70 Illustrations from Paintings Created by Blanche McManus While Researching This Book — French Renaissance Architecture, Famous French Homes, Castles
Publisher: L.C. Page and Co., Boston (1906)
A very rare book co-written and illustrated by the highly noted late 19th-, early 20th-century writer and illustrator Blanche McManus. First edition from 1906. 347 pages, and heavily illustrated. In exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with minimal shelfwear. The pages and illustrations are crisp and clean, save for a very small signature on the inside board and a light spot of damp stain on most of the pages. This does not affect the text or illustrations. Please see below for more information on Blanche McManus.
Blanche McManus (born in 1870) was an American
writer and artist. She and her husband, Milburg Francisco Mansfield, wrote a
series of illustrated travel books, many of which contained automobiles which
were new at the time. She was born in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana in 1870
and died in Louisiana on 13 June 1935.