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Illustrated books from XVIIIth century

The illustrated books of the eighteenth century are among the finest achievements of History. "Age d'Or" of the illustration, the Enlightenment's century was also the one of the Artist's books: Coypel, Boucher, Eisen, Gravelot, Moreau, Oudry, Marillier, Fragonard, Prud’hon...

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Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

Collection complette des oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau

S.n. [J. L. de Boubers], Londres [Bruxelles] 1774 - 1783, In-4 (20,5x28,2cm), (4) XXXII, viij, 382pp. et (4) 399pp. et

The best edition published so far. It is on the latter that will be established the famous Geneva edition revised by Rousseau of 1782, also in the format in-4, and which will borrow) this edition of 1774 the boards of Moreau the young. A portrait of Rousseau in a medallion at the frontispiece of [...]

1 800 €

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Nicolas-Edme RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE

Le paysan perverti. La paysanne pervertie.

Chez Esprit & se trouve à Paris, Imprimé à La Haie 1776 - 1784, In-12 (10x17cm), vij (1) 304pp. et 312pp. et 304pp.

Composite copy, consisting of one of the many editions of the Perverted Peasant at the date of 1776 at Esprit, probably later (around 1780), and a 1784 edition of The Perverted Peasant. The perverted peasant contains 80 figures of Binet 8 frontispieces against 82 expected on hard paper, and it is [...]

3 000 €

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Jean de LA FONTAINE, Charles EISEN

Contes et nouvelles en vers

A. Barraud & Imprimerie de Jouaust, Paris 1874, In-8 (14x22,5cm), 265pp. et 320pp., relié.

Luxurious reimpression of the edition of the Farmers General of 1762.

2 800 €

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Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

Emile ou de l'éducation

Jean Néaulme [Duchesne], La Haye [Paris] 1762, 4 volumes in-8 (12.5x20cm), (2) viij (2) 466pp. (5) et (4) 407pp. et

First edition, very rare, with all of the characteristics described by Mac Eachern (Bibliography of the Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau to 1800, Émile, ou de l'éducation, Voltaire Foundation, 1989): page numbering printing errors (vol. 1: S8 in place of 88, 433 in place of 443, 46 in place of [...]

4 000 €

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PHEDRE

Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V

Ex typographiae Francisci Halmae, Amstelaedami (Amsterdam) 1701, In-4 (23x28,5cm), (31) 160pp. (84), relié.

1 title-frontispice engraved by Boutats. 1 title sticker. 6 vignettes of chapters. 9 illustrated captions. 32 cocks-of-lamp. 18 plates of 6 medallions engraved by Van Vianen.

350 €

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Charles EISEN

Nouveau recueil des troupes qui forment la garde et maison du roy

la veuve de F. Chereau, Paris 1756, In-Folio (33x43,5cm), 15f., relié.

First edition, very rare, illustrated First printing of a title etched by Le Bas and finished with the chisel by Fehrt after Eisen, and 13 military costume boards (11 by Eisen and 2 by De Rue), engraved by de Fehrt, Pitre, Ravenet, La Fosse and Chevillet. Epistle to the engraved king.
Binding [...]

1 200 €

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( MOLIERE)

Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur ...

Par la compagnie des libraires associés, Paris 1773, in 8 (13x20,5cm), (4) viij, 520pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. et

First printing of this very famous edition established by Bret. Illustrated book of the famous portrait of Molière engraved by Cathelin after Mignaud frontispiece of the first volume, 6 flagship titles and 33 very fine figures of Moreau Le Jeune. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful editions of [...]

2 000 €

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First edition

Louis-Anathase de CRILLON

Mémoires philosophiques du Baron de ***

Chez Berton, A Vienne Et se trouve à Paris 1777 - 1778, In-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (2) 4pp. (2) 304pp. et 352pp., 2 volumes reliés.

First edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 inset figures engraved with aquatint, including a view of the interior of the famous café des philosophes, the Procope in Paris.

400 €

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