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Les Aventures de Telemaque fil d´Ulysse? Imprime par ordre du Roi pour l´education de Monseigneur le Dauphin
One of 350 copies printed by Didot. 1784. París. Didot L´Aine. Two volumes in 8vo (186 mm x 112 mm). 1 [blank] + 6 ff. + 453 + 2 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 438 + 1 ff. Contemporary red morocco, gilt spines with two green morocco lettering pieces, patterned gilt fillet, inner dentelle, a couple of corners exposed, else fine. Small hole in limitation leaf, else a fine copy. One of 350 copies made by Didot on ?papier velin?. This Fenelon´s (1651 ? 1715) ?Telemaque? was part of a series of classic works of French and Latin literature published by Didot ?the elder? meant for the education of Monseigneur Le Dauphin (next in line to the throne); this remarkable task was entrusted by the King to Didot ?arguably the best printer in France in the late 18th century- which arose from a visit of King Louis XVI to Versailles in 1783 when he admired the beautiful editions by Didot L´Aine. The King would later authorize the series known as Collection des auteurs classiques Francais et Latins. Fenelon (1651 ? 1715).
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