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L'innocence du premier âge en France. (La rose ou la feste de Salency; L'isle d'Ouessant).
Paris, De Lalain 1768 - With engr. pictorial title signed J.M. Moreau le jeune 1768, engr. plate by Moreau after Greuze dated 1768, engr. head-piece by Moreau, engr. title and 7 leaves of engr. music (La Musique avec accompagnement de harpe, &. par Mr. M.Y. XVI, 52 pp., 1 leaf, pp. (65)-103, 1 leaf, pp. 107-120. 8vo. Contemp. calf, spine with label gilt (slight rubbing to outer hinges). Paris, De Lalain, 1768. The title "L'innoncence" is from de Sauvigny's (c. 1730-1809) novel "Histoire amoureuse de Pierre-le-Long, et de sa très-honorée dame Blanche Bazu", first published in 1765. The present second edition should comprise this novel, as well as "La Rose", "La Cour d'amour", and "L'Isle d'Ouessant", our copy is made up of only two of these four works, and lacks the engraved pictorial title described by Cohen. It does include the 14 pages of music called for. The book is dedicated to Madame la Comtesse de G(enlis) who wrote favourably about "Pierre-le-Long". - Light browning. - Cf. Cohen/de Ricci 148; Lewine 62 (cites separate editions of "La Rose", 1768 and "L'Isle", n. d.); Sander 159; Quérard, La France littéraire, I, 335 (La Rose). LITERATURE: FRENCH ; ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (BEFORE 1900) ; [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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