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Les Statuts de l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit. [Paris:] De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1788. 4° (280 x 205mm). Engraved title, engraved vignettes by Le Clerc, headpieces and tailpieces (single short marginal wormtrack in a few leaves, some light spotting). Finely-bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt cornerpieces with a dove in an aureole, central gilt Royal arms of France with radiating crown, spine in 6 comparments, one with green leather lettering piece, the other 5 compartments with fleur-de-lys and flame motif, gilt turn-ins (rubbed at extremities, a few scratches on back board). Provenance: owner's inscription dated 1884 on front free endpaper.
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