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French Imprints, Five Titles in Eight Volumes, 1784-1818.

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2764B
Lot:
251
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$308$250

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

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French Imprints, Five Titles in Eight Volumes, 1784-1818.
L'Esprit des Esprits, ou Pensees Choisies, London and Brussels: Flon, 1784, 12mo, full contemporary sprinkled calf gilt-stamped armorial binding, 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.
[Jean-Francois Vauvilliers's] Abrege de l'Histoire Universelle en Figures, Paris: Duflos le Jeune, 1785, large octavo, entirely engraved, printed on rectos only throughout, bound in full contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, 7 1/4 x 5 in.
Apuleius's Les Metamorphoses, ou l'Ane d'Or, Paris: Jean-Francois, Bastien, 1787, in two large octavo volumes, frontispiece, added title pages in Latin, and ten engraved plates, bound in later half red morocco and marbled paper boards, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Francoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourte de Grafigny's Lettres d'une Peruvienne, Paris: Didot l'aine, 1797, in two 12mo volumes, frontis portrait by Launay, and full page engravings by Coiny, bound in uniform contemporary calf, boards gilt-rolled, spines gilt in compartments with red and green lettering pieces, onlays, and geometric designs, a.e.g., 5 x 3 in.
[and] Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon's Oeuvres, Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1818, in two large octavo volumes, engraved frontis by Aubin, full-page engravings, contemporary half green calf, 8 1/2 x 5 in. (8)
Estimate $500-700


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Paris, Jean-Francois Vauvilliers, Esprit, Brussels, London, Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon, Antoine-Augustin Renouard

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