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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    RACINE, Jean Baptiste (1639-99). Oeuvres. Paris: de l'imprimerie de F.A. Didot l'ainé, 1783. 3 volumes, 4° (293 x 221mm). Engraved vignette on titles (a few leaves lightly browned). Contemporary red morocco gilt, sides with narrow roll-tool border, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, green morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles, gilt edges (spines very lightly sunfaded, one or two small scuff marks).

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    RACINE, Jean Baptiste (1639-99). Oeuvres. Paris: de l'imprimerie de F.A. Didot l'ainé, 1783. 3 volumes, 4° (293 x 221mm). Engraved vignette on titles (a few leaves lightly browned). Contemporary red morocco gilt, sides with narrow roll-tool border, spines elaborately gilt in compartments, green morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles, gilt edges (spines very lightly sunfaded, one or two small scuff marks).

    A masterpiece of Didot's typography. Brunet IV, 1078. (3)


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