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DAVID, François-Anne, illustrator.
Histoire d'Angleterre, représentée par figures accompagnées des Discours.
chez l'auteur, F.A. David, 1784-1800, Paris. First edition of this history of England (or more properly, Britain) from ancient times to the era of the American Revolution. The third volume, not always present is especially detailed as an account of the British colonial exploits on the American continent and elsewhere. David's illustrations are characteristically dramatic. The text of the first two volumes (dated 1784) is by Pierre Le Tourneur and Guillaume Germaine Guyot, and of the latter (dated 1800) by Jean Baptiste Gabriel Marie Milcent. 3 vols., 4to (252 × 190 mm), pp.[iv], 194, [2] (blank); [iv], 211, [1]; [iv], 116, half-titles, plus engraved titles and 111 engraved plates by David after Binet, Goi, Lejeune, Monnet, Mortimer and Van Dyck, complete. Plates sometimes browned, a few flaws and stains to text, one bifolium loose in vol. 1. Contemporary tree sheep, gilt panelled spines, red morocco lettering and numbering pieces. Spines slightly rubbed but a good set. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016). [Cohen De Ricci 274 (vols. 1 and 2 only); Cioranescu 39980] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA [Faversham, United Kingdom]
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