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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 512

    MILTON, John (1608-1674). Le Paradis Perdu, poëme ... en Anglais et en Français. Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1792.

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    MILTON, John (1608-1674). Le Paradis Perdu, poëme ... en Anglais et en Français. Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1792.

    2 volumes, 4° (360 x 270 mm). Half-titles. 12 stipple-engraved colored plates by Colibert, Clément, Demonchy and Gautier after Schall. Original blue paste-paper covered boards, uncut and unopened, manuscript labels on spines.

    FIRST EDITION, a fine copy with plates om papier vélin and before letters. One of the earliest French color-printed books, preceded only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes (ca 1789-1792, see Ray, p. 145). Brunet III: 1731; Cohen-de Ricci 708.


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