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French Imprints, Five Titles in Eight Volumes, 1694-1768.

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2764B
Lot:
250
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$338$275

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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French Imprints, Five Titles in Eight Volumes, 1694-1768.
Jean Le Clerc's (1657-1736) La Vie du Cardinal Duc de Richelieu, Cologne: Chez ****, 1694, in two octavo volumes, titles in red and black, each with an engraved frontis, bound in full later morocco, gilt spines, a.e.g., the Huth copy; joints somewhat dry, volume one de-cased, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.
[Gatien Courtilz de Sandras's] La Vie de Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Cologne: ***, 1695, 12mo, title printed in red and black, frontispiece, in contemporary armorial binding in sprinkled calf, joint cracking at the foot, gilding to arms on front board faded, lost, or perhaps silver and tarnished, 5 3/4 x 3 in.
Charles Pinot Duclos's Histoire de Louis XI, Paris: Freres Guerin et al., 1745, in three 12mo volumes, half-titles in each, engraved frontis in volume one, in uniform contemporary smooth calf with gold tooled and lettered spines; part of the leather covering one raised band consumed by book worms and lacking, otherwise a nicely preserved set, contemporary armorial bookplates in each volume, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.
[Jean-Jacques le Franc de Pompignan's] Eloge Historique de Monseigneur Le Duc de Bourgogne, Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1761, octavo, first edition, with engraved portrait frontis of the son of the Dauphin, who died in 1760 at the age of ten, vignette, and two head-pieces by C.N. Cochin, in contemporary full calf, joints cracking, lettering piece on spine, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
[and] Le Necrologe des Hommes Celebres de France, par une Societe de Gens de Lettres, Paris: Desprez, 1768, octavo, part of a series of seventeen similar volumes published under the direction of Charles Palissot between 1767 and 1782, title printed within a type ornament frame, bound in half calf, with green parchment corners, top compartment with gilt interlocking initials, 7 x 4 in. (8)
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

Paris, Cologne, Jean Le Clerc, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Charles Pinot Duclos, Jean-Jacques le Franc de Pompignan, Cochin, France, Charles Palissot

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