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Mémoires Pour Servir a l' Histoire De Madame De Maintenon, et à celle Du Siècle passé, Nouvelle Édition, Augmentée des Remarques Critiques de Mr De Voltaire, tirées de son Essai sur l'Histoire Générale Complete in 16 volumes
Maestricht: Dufour et Roux, 1778. New Edition.. Hardback. 12mo. (7 x 4 inches). Volume 1: xxiv, 298. Volume 2: iii, 271. Volume 3: iii, 338. Volume 4: vii, 309. Volume 5: vii, 354. Volume 6: iv, 306. Volume 7: viii, 327. Volume 8: viii, 294. Volume 9: vii, 300. Volume 10: vii, 384. Volume 11: vi, 283. Volume 12: vii, 308. Volume 13: x, 345. Volume 14: xii, 372. Volume 15: viii, 339. Volume 16: 201. Quarter red cloth gilt, over marbled boards. Some wear to foot of spines, including noticeable chipping to foot of Volume 6, but chiefly to foot of Volume 16, which has damage to nearby edges of boards, not affecting integrity of the binding. Boards generally rubbed. Volume 1: oval stamp in ink to foot of half-title states ' Bibliothèque de la Reine. Palais Royale', with a crown depicted in the centre of the oval. Volumes 1 to 10 have an armorial bookplate to the front pastedown: 'John Cann Bailey'. Volumes 11-12, 14-16 have the simple printed bookplate of 'Sybella Wildmay'. Volume 13 has the simple printed bookplate of 'Dowr Lady Lyttelton'. Pencil marks, words, names, numerals, to Volumes 1-2 front pastedowns, Volume 3 front and rear pastedowns. Volume 16 has heavy staining (watermarks?) to both free endpapers. The prelims and extrems of all volumes are a little dusty or spotted. There is some occasional spotting or browning here and there. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set from the Library of the Queen of France, in 1778. Heavy books, possibly requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.
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