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BARRE, Joseph (d.1794). Histoire générale d'Allemagne. Paris: Charles J.B. Delespine for C.J.B. Delespine, Jean-Thomas Herissant and Claude Thiboust [vols I-II] and C.J.B. Delespine and J.-T. Herissant [vols III-X], 1748.
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BARRE, Joseph (d.1794). Histoire générale d'Allemagne. Paris: Charles J.B. Delespine for C.J.B. Delespine, Jean-Thomas Herissant and Claude Thiboust [vols I-II] and C.J.B. Delespine and J.-T. Herissant [vols III-X], 1748.

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BARRE, Joseph (d.1794). Histoire générale d'Allemagne. Paris: Charles J.B. Delespine for C.J.B. Delespine, Jean-Thomas Herissant and Claude Thiboust [vols I-II] and C.J.B. Delespine and J.-T. Herissant [vols III-X], 1748.

10 volumes bound in 11, 4° (288 x 220mm). Engraved frontispiece by Le Bas after Caze, engraved portrait frontispiece of the dedicatee by J. Daullé after de Silvestre, engraved dedication with vignette of the dedicatee's arms, 3 engraved folding maps after Robert hand-coloured in outline, 59 engraved head- and tailpieces by Le Bas after Le Bas, J. Frontier, Canot, and Gravelot, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, engraved title vignettes by J.P. Le Bas after Eisen, half titles to vols. II-X. (Occasional light spotting or light marking, a few gatherings lightly browned, occasional marginal paper flaws, gathering VII/5O repeated.) Contemporary French red morocco gilt, boards with arms of Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony, triple fillet borders, gilt board edges and turn-ins, spines gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering-pieces in 2, others decorated with floral and star tools, gold-printed patterned endpapers, gilt edges (some light rubbing and scuffing, slight chipping and bumping to extremities, some surface splitting on joints). Provenance: Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony, Elector of Trier (1787-1802, binding, bookplates as Elector of Trier).

FIRST EDITION, LARGE-PAPER SET. FROM THE LIBRARY OF CLEMENS WENZESLAUS OF SAXONY, son of August III of Poland (the dedicatee of the work), in a fine, contemporary armorial binding, possibly for presentation. Brunet I, 666; Cohen-De Ricci 113-114. (11)
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