French Manuscript on Paper with Hand-colored Engravings and Vignettes, Late 18th Century, Les Consolations des Miseres de la Vie, ou Re
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French Manuscript on Paper with Hand-colored Engravings and Vignettes, Late 18th Century, Les Consolations des Miseres de la Vie, ou Recueil de Romances.
Octavo, approximately 200 pages, numerous full-page illustrations and smaller vignettes trimmed carefully and mounted, hand-colored throughout, each leaf with text hand-written within a border, neatly titled, with initials and other flourishes and ornamentation, the text of images and poetry are both of the romantic persuasion; in many (but not all) openings, a full-page engraving faces a page of text, and the opposite sides of the pages remain blank, the last approximately twenty-five leaves are adorned with the colored vignettes and inked borders but lack text; bound in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt borders, turn-ins, and spine, a.e.g.; worn, front joint cracked, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.
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