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Darigrand, Edme-François (Jean-Baptiste?)]; Thomas, [Antoine Léonard].
L'anti-financier, ou relevé de quelques-unes des malversations dont se rendent journellement coupables les fermiers généraux, & des vexations qu'ils commettent dans les provinces: Servant de réfutation d'un écrit intitulé: Lettre servant de Réponse aux Remontrances du Parlement de Bordeaux; précédée d'une epitre au parlement de France, Accompagnée de Notes Historiques. [BOUND AFTER:] Oeuvres diverses: Poesie; Eloge de Maurice Comte de Saxe; Eloge de Henri-François Daguesseau; Eloge de René Duguay-Trouin. [TWO WORKS IN ONE].
Amsterdam, n.p, 1762. Two works in 6 parts bound in one. Octavo. Oeuvres diverses: Two books in 4 parts. Pp. (ii) blank, half-title, (iv), 70; 175, (1) blank. Charming engraved illustration to title, title printed in red and black. L'anti-financier: Two parts in one. Pp. (ii) half-title (Explication de l'estampe on verso), 60; 107, (3) blank. Plus handsome allegorical frontispiece. Decorative head-pieces, footnotes. Hardcover, bound in full speckled calf, spine gilt extra in compartments between raised band, 2 gilt lettered crimson morocco labels, gilt French fillet to sides, gilt inside dentelles and boards' edges, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, neat contemporary manuscript inscription to first blank prelim, green ribbon marker, leather bit chafed and blemished in places, corner-tips worn. Overall a nice copy in a very good condition (old oval stamp to title). ~ First issue of the first edition of "L'anti-financier". The exceptional collation of 2 books in one should be notes. See Conlon 63:751, Kress 6086; Goldsmiths 9873; Higgs 3017; INED 1276. Attributed to Edme-François Darigrand (Cf. NUC pre-1956) (ca. 1735-1771). Occassionally attributed to Jean-Baptiste Darigrand (Cf. London School of Economics). Of this edition, without specifying the issue, KVK lists only Union Catalog Southwest Germany with one copy, and British Union Catalog COPAC with 6 copies, all but one (National Library of Wales) with 104 pp. only. "Oeuvres diverses" was published in Amsterdam, E. van Harrevelt, 1762. Antoine Léonard Thomas (1732-1785). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague [The Hague, Netherlands]
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