4 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,500
ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778). Collection complète des oeuvres. [Kehl]: Imprimerie de la Sociéte Littéraire-Typographique, 1783-1789.
34 volumes, 12° (145 x 88mm). 58 folding engraved plates of music. (Volume 4 wormed with loss to several lines in quire Aa to end, worming with similar loss to a few other volumes, marginal staining, occasional spotting, a few leaves cropped with a loss of a few letters, short marginal tears and light repairs.) Contemporary French red morocco, gilt borders, flat spines directly lettered and with repeated ornament (a few vols. sunfaded, vol. 4 neatly restored). Provenance: Orwell Park (bookplate).
AN ATTRACTIVE SET, despite the sunfading to a few spines. Dufour 395 (describing the edition as 35 volumes): 'édition bien imprimée'; Quérard 200: 'jolie édition'. (24)
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