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1722 ~ NOUVEAUX CONTES A RIRE ~ RARE ILLUSTRATED ~ SIGNED FINE BINDING
Cologne: Roger Bontemps, 1722. NOUVEAUX CONTES A RIRE ~ THE RARE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Nouveaux Contes a rire, et avantures plaisantes ou recreations Francoises. Vingtieme Edition. Enrichie de Figures en taille-douce. A Cologne: Roger Bontemps, MDCCXXII Cologne: Roger Bontemps, 1722. 12mo. Two Vols. 1: frontis, title page in red and black, and numerous engravings to text, pp ii, 374 (12). Vol 2: frontis, title page in red and black, numerous engravings to text, pp [vi], 354, (12). BOUND IN FULL STRAIGHT-GRAINED GREEN MOROCCO by KOEHLER (small gilt lettered to foot of spine of volume 1), gilt spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. All pages intact and no annotations. A clean example. The half-page engravings to the text are aimed to amuse, often almost risqué. A very attractive item. Brunet: 4: 116. Cohen 757. Contes a rire was a popular item which went through many editions, however this particular example is distinguished by being illustrated, in very good condition, and also by virtue of its fine signed binding. ~ POST FREE ~.
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