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BINDINGS - CUZIN). (FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS). DORAT, CLAUDE-JOSEPH
FABLES NOUVELLES
Chez Delalain, La Haye [The Hague], 1773. 235 x 147 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 3/4"). xxii, 176, [4], 177-309, [3] pp. Two continuously paginated volumes bound in one. First Edition with these Illustrations. EXTREMELY ELEGANT GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY CUZIN FOR ROBERT HOE (stamp-signed on front and rear doublure, the latter dated "1888"), covers with four plain and decorative gilt rules enclosing an ornate filigree frame of acanthus leaves and many flowers, cornerpieces with delicate lovebird tool and oblique pomegranate sprig, sidepieces featuring an unusual monkey-in-chains tool, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with pomegranate centerpieces and volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, CRIMSON MOROCCO DOUBLURES with lacy gilt frame, leather hinges, marbled free endpapers and flyleaves, all edges gilt. With allegorical engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page at the beginning of each volume, vignette portrait of the author on title of first volume, and 198 CHARMING ENGRAVED VIGNETTE HEAD- AND TAILPIECES AFTER MARILLIER. Front free endleaf with morocco bookplates of Robert Hoe and Cortlandt Bishop, and engraved bookplate of Mary S. Collins. A Large Paper Copy. Ray 43; Cohen-de Ricci 313; Fürstenberg Catalogue 77. Spine just slightly and evenly sunned (as very frequently with green morocco), a breath of wear to joints and extremities, occasional faint marginal foxing, other trivial internal imperfections, but QUITE A FINE COPY OF A VERY LOVELY BOOK, clean and fresh inside with ample margins and rich impressions of the engravings, and the binding lustrous a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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