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DISCOURS SUR L'HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE, Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a l'empire de Charlemagne. Imprime par l'ordre du Roi pour l'education de Monseigneur le Dauphin.
Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1784.. 1784, 4to, large paper edition of 200 copies bound by Derome le jeune, approximately 315 x 230 mm, 12½ x 9 inches, printer's device on title page, text in French, pages: (4), 629, (3) - 2 pages of Contents and 1 page describing the edition, stating that it is limited to 200 copies "avec les nouveaux caracteres de la fonderie de Didot l'aine, sur du papier-velin de la manufacture de MM Mathieu Johannot pere et fils, d'Annonai, premiers fabricants en France de cette sorte de papier". Bound by celebrated French binder Derome le jeune with his ticket on the second endpaper, full crushed Burgundy morocco, triple gilt ruled border to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt floral decoration in compartments, gilt author, all edges gilt, gilt decoration to board edges and inner dentelles, pale green silk lined endpapers. Spine slightly darkened, gilt bright, slight wear to head and tail of spine but no loss of leather, 3 corners rather worn exposing cardboard at tips, some light scratching and light staining to covers, 4 small scrapes to lower cover at fore-edge, front and rear pastedowns have a few small pale stains, early signature and a couple of small ink stains on second blank endpaper, tiny ink marks on half-title, very occasional pale spotting or pale browning to margins, 2 leaves have a little faint brown staining on text, no loss, a few pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink stain to lower edge of last 3 leaves. Contents generally very clean. A very good copy. Divided into 3 parts: 1, an outline of history since the creation to the advent of Charlemagne; 2, the history of religion since Adam and the earliest times to Christianity under Charlemagne; 3, the political history of empires and revolutions, from earliest times looking at middle eastern and north african lands, plus the Greeks and Romans. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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