Rare 1885 leather and marbled boards book with five raised bands, gold gilt top edge. Many portrait illustrations of the members of the French Academy, such as Victor Hugo, Duc de Noailles, Nusard, Legouve, De Falloux, Emile Augier, ect. Binding is good, condition is used with some wear and tear, the first blank endpage has a signature and it also has several small to medium tears on the edges. That is the only page with tears of that size, light smudges here and there. Owners bookplate. Size is 9x11-in.