• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 341

    FRENCH LITERATURE -- L'ACADÉMIE FRANÇOISE. Recueil de Plusieurs Pieces d'Eloquence et de Poësie. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard and others, 1696-1762. 39 volumes, 8° (160 x 95mm). Woodcut vignettes to titles, head- and tailpieces. (Occasional very light spotting and browning.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands, red morocco lettering-pieces to second compartments, numbered in Roman in third compartments, marbled endpapers, red edges (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: La Rochefoucauld, Duc de Bisaccia (engraved armorial bookplate). A HANDSOME SET IN A UNIFORM CONTEMPORARY BINDING.

    Price Realised  

    FRENCH LITERATURE -- L'ACADÉMIE FRANÇOISE. Recueil de Plusieurs Pieces d'Eloquence et de Poësie. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard and others, 1696-1762. 39 volumes, 8° (160 x 95mm). Woodcut vignettes to titles, head- and tailpieces. (Occasional very light spotting and browning.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands, red morocco lettering-pieces to second compartments, numbered in Roman in third compartments, marbled endpapers, red edges (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: La Rochefoucauld, Duc de Bisaccia (engraved armorial bookplate). A HANDSOME SET IN A UNIFORM CONTEMPORARY BINDING.

    PREVOST, Antoine François. Oeuvres Choises. Amsterdam and Paris: 1783-1785. 39 volumes, 8° (200 x 115mm). Half titles. Numerous engraved plates, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines (extremities lightly rubbed, with a little wear to head- and tailcaps). FIRST EDITION OF PREVOST'S COMPLETE WORKS. Sold as bindings, not subject to return. (78)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 300-385)