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Antique books with engravings

This name generally refers to the books from the XVIth to the XVIIIth century enriched with engravings off-text copies sometimes reserved for luxury copies. Always prepared with art, antique books with engravings perpetuate ancestral tradition of illumination.

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Louis-Pierre ANQUETIL & Jacques Marquet de Montbreton, [...]

Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la Révolution de 1789 suivie de ...

Furne et Cie, Paris 1839, 17x26,5cm, 5 volumes reliés.

Edition offering more than 170 biographies of illustrious characters from the History of France, each of them enriched with an out-of-text portrait enhanced in color.
Bindings in half shagreen navy blue, back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets, small traces of friction on certain [...]

450 €

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Edouard MENNECHET

Le Plutarque Français, vie des hommes et des femmes illustres de la France

Crapelet, Paris 1838-1841, 19x29cm, 8 volumes reliés.

Edition offering more than 170 biographies of illustrious characters from the History of France, each of them enriched with an out-of-text portrait enhanced in color.
Bindings in half shagreen navy blue, back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets, small traces of friction on certain [...]

450 €

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Claude-Prosper Jolyot de CREBILLON (dit CREBILLON FILS)

L'ecumoire, Histoire japonoise. [Tansaï et Neadarné]

Chez Arkstée et Merkus, A Amsterdam 1743, In-16 (8x13,5cm), (2) XVIII (4) 208pp. ; (6) 328pp., 2 tomes en un volume relié.

Dutch counterfeiting of the illustrated edition of 1743 to Pekin, the first edition of the only text dating back to 1734. A frontispiece repeated in the 2 volumes (the Chinese emperor and his court with monkeys in trees). Title pages in red and black.
Bindings in full calfskin from the icy era. [...]

600 €

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First edition

Louise Alexandrine Comtesse de GUIBERT

Agatha, ou la religieuse anglaise

Chez Maradan, A Paris 1797, In-16 (8,5x13,5cm), 213pp. ; 193pp. et (4) 195pp. ; 211pp., 4 tomes en 2 volumes reliés.

Original, rare edition, illustrated with 4 lithographed and captioned frontispieces.
Binding in full brown sheepskin of rooted era. Smooth back decorated with small irons with urn and bouquet. Red morocco title labels, black morocco number pieces. Frame caster on the boards. Golden slices. [...]

450 €

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Denis DIDEROT & Jean Le Rond d' ALEMBERT

Architecture. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers.

Pellet, Geneve 1778, In-4 (19,5x25cm), 47pp. 50Pl. ; 9-50p. 36Pl., relié.

47 pages of description of the boards and 133 boards.
Binding in full modern marbled blond sheepskin, pastiche of a vintage binding. Ornate nerved back. 2 pieces of title of beige shagreen. Triple cold fillet on the boards. Back slightly lightened. Beautiful copy, perfectly fresh.

600 €

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First edition

Louis de la Tour d'Auvergne, prince de TURENNE

Ludovico Magno Theses ex universa philosophia dicat et consecrat Ludovicus a Turre-Averniae ...

S.n., S.l. 1679, In-Folio (27x39,5cm), relié.

Original, rare edition, entirely engraved on copper by Louis Cossin; it is made up of a title with the arms of France and Navarre, a beautiful allegorical frontispiece with the medallion portrait of Louis XIV, and 12 pages in rich frames decorated with scenes borrowed from history and mythology, of [...]

500 €

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First edition

Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

Oeuvres mêlées de Mr. Rousseau. Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi ...

S.n., A Londres 1776, In-4 (20x27,5cm), relié.

New edition. Second volume of mixed works extracted from complete works published between 1774 and 1783.
Binding in full vintage calf. Ornate nerved back. a piece of general title in fawn morocco, a second with the title: Speech on the origin, in red morocco.

450 €

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Denis DIDEROT

Les bijoux indiscrets

Au Monomotapa [Paris] 1748 (S.d.), In-12 (10x16,6cm), (8) 288pp. et (4) 332pp., relié.

Rare counterfeit from the first edition, illustrated with 6 figures. One distinguishes it by its turned figures, the subjects having passed from the right towards the left. The first volume takes up the title sticker from volume II of the original, but turned over, winged love flying to the right. [...]

1 000 €

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