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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    MOLIERE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de (1622-73). Oeuvres. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires Associés. 6 volumes, 8° (203 x 124mm). Titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait by Cathelin after Mignard and 33 plates by Baquoy, de Launay, Simonet and others after Moreau le jeune. Contemporary tree calf, narrow gilt rococo border round sides with fleuron cornerpieces, flat spines gilt with red morocco lettering and numbering pieces. Provenance: Lord Clifden, Wimpole Park (pencilled note in an endpaper in volume I). Cohen-de Ricci 'Edition plus remarquable par sa beauté que par sa bonté'. (6)

    Price Realised  

    MOLIERE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de (1622-73). Oeuvres. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires Associés. 6 volumes, 8° (203 x 124mm). Titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait by Cathelin after Mignard and 33 plates by Baquoy, de Launay, Simonet and others after Moreau le jeune. Contemporary tree calf, narrow gilt rococo border round sides with fleuron cornerpieces, flat spines gilt with red morocco lettering and numbering pieces. Provenance: Lord Clifden, Wimpole Park (pencilled note in an endpaper in volume I). Cohen-de Ricci 'Edition plus remarquable par sa beauté que par sa bonté'. (6)


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