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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    LA BORDE, Jean Benjamin de (1734-1794). Lettres sur la Suisse. Geneva: Jombert jeune, 1783. 2 volumes, 8° (223 x 141mm). Half titles, folding engraved map of Switzerland, hand-coloured in outline, 2 folding plans (occasional light spotting, repair on verso of folding map). Finely-bound in late 19th-century crimson morocco gilt, possibly BY PIERRE JOSEPH BISIAUX FOR RENOUARD, gilt tooled border with floral motifs, signed Renouard on front covers, spines elaborately gilt, titled and dated in gilt, silk watered endpapers, gilt edges. (2)

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    LA BORDE, Jean Benjamin de (1734-1794). Lettres sur la Suisse. Geneva: Jombert jeune, 1783. 2 volumes, 8° (223 x 141mm). Half titles, folding engraved map of Switzerland, hand-coloured in outline, 2 folding plans (occasional light spotting, repair on verso of folding map). Finely-bound in late 19th-century crimson morocco gilt, possibly BY PIERRE JOSEPH BISIAUX FOR RENOUARD, gilt tooled border with floral motifs, signed Renouard on front covers, spines elaborately gilt, titled and dated in gilt, silk watered endpapers, gilt edges. (2)


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