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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    Collection des moralistes anciens. Paris: Didot l'aîné et De Bure l'aîné, 1783. 2 volumes, 12° (122 x 74mm). Contemporary green morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides with, at centre, the arms of Maria Leczinska [cf.Olivier 2507], gilt spines with red morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles, gilt edges.

    Price Realised  

    Collection des moralistes anciens. Paris: Didot l'aîné et De Bure l'aîné, 1783. 2 volumes, 12° (122 x 74mm). Contemporary green morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides with, at centre, the arms of Maria Leczinska [cf.Olivier 2507], gilt spines with red morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles, gilt edges.

    A curious example of the posthumous use of the arms of Louis XV's queen - she died in 1768. (2)


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