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Mes Souvenirs
Paris - Chez F. Buisson, 1804 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete five volumes of Dieudonne Thiebault's Souvenirs. With the bookplate of British historian and master of University College Oxford, James Franck Bright. , to all volumes. The first edition of these works. In the original French. No collation available although appears complete. With the signatures of both Thiebault and the publisher Buisson to the verso of half title to volume I in order to prevent counterfeit and to prove that this set is a true edition. This work is a memoir of Dieudonne Thiebault's twenty years in Berlin, and more notably writings on Frederick II,who welcomed Thiebault into Berlin. Thiebaultgained the full confidence of the King and became thereader of everything the Prince sent to the BerlinAcademy of Sciences and was also the corrector of his many books and the editor of almost everything he printed. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed, particularly to the spines. Loss to the head and tail of spines to all volumes. Gilt stamping is rubbed to spine as well. Some minor bumping to the extremities. Front hinge to volume IV is strained with the backstrip lifting slightly at the top, but firm. Front board to volume II has faded. Prior owners' bookplates to front pastedowns, James Franck Bright and a second owner whose crest is unnamed. Internally, all volumes are generallyfirmly bound. Pages areage toned with scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..
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