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Les Agrémens du spectacle, ou Recueil d'ariettes les plus nouvelles.
Paris: chez [Pierre-Etienne] Janet, Libraire, rue St. Jacques No 31, [1800/1801]. 24mo (binding size 99 x 60 mm). Nested construction: letterpress fold-out Gregorian calendar for 1801, in columns with woodcut vignettes (six months at front and six months at end), enclosing: engraved title, conjugate with blank leaf at end, enclosing: 6-leaf letterpress Republican calendar for l'An IX (six months at front and six at end), enclosing: text block of 24 engraved pages (on 6 bifolia), including engraved music, 6 engraved plates (printed on 3 bifolia), with at center, between pp. 12 and 13, an unpaginated 12-leaf letterpress quire signed A, with drop-title "Ariettes nouvelles." Repair to lower corner of calendar affecting about 7 lines of January. Contemporary embroidered binding with painted miniatures under glass: cream silk over binder's board, both covers embroidered with outer border of overlapping twigs of purl, enclosing on sides a wavy line of gold sequins couched with gold purl (or cannetille), and at top and bottom a neat double-looped bow built up from tiny parallel sections of purl, flanked by two flowering plants, the blossoms and bow knots of paste diamonds ringed in silver purl, at center of each cover a miniature painting under glass and within a reddish-gold oval frame, on front cover a young girl with a dog pawing at a picnic basket, on back cover a boy wearing a beribboned hat, holding a scythe with which he is apparently about to cut down a potted tree, backstrip with gilt purl and sequin decor of four compartments each with a fleuron, original mirror mounted i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books [USA]

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