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The Devil upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteaux of M. Le Sage, to which are prefixed, Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter upon the Work; and Dialogues between two Chimneys of Madrid. Ornamented with Cuts.
London: Printed by John Rivington, jun. For W. Strahan, T. Lowndes, T. Becket, and E. Johnston. MDCCLXXVIII [1778]. - Size of the binding: 4 1/8 inches x 6 7/8 in., frontispiece engraiving: "Devil upon Two Sticks"; printed title-page; contents; Asmodeus's Crutches; Dialogues of Two Chimneys. xxiii, pp. [1]-291 + [18]pp. index. Illustrated with a total of 13 (unsigned) engravings (many are of detailed interior or exterior architectural scenes, with costumed figures, etc.); location of the engravings: [1] Frontispiece: The Devil upon Two Sticks; [2] p. 12; [3] p. 59; [4] p. 74; [5] p. 108; [6] p. 141; [7] p. 143; [8] p. 155; [9] p. 193; [10] p. 234; [11] p. 235; [12] p. 255; [13] p. 288. Later polished calf spine, sides and corner-pieces, with red morocco title label on the spine, raised bands, floral designs in compartments, and marbled paper over boards, matching marbled endpapers, all edges stained yellow. The spine ends, cover corners & edges show chipping and wear, both covers are fully detached, but present, cracking to the marbled endpapers, various degrees of brown spotting (foxing) to the title-page, to page and plate margins or surfaces, with some damp to a few fore-edge margins of the plates, age-related tanning present. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front marbled paste-down endpaper. Scarce item with the engravings. The binding requires restoration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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