London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
FENELON, François de Salignac de la Mothe (1651-1715). Les aventures de Télémaque. Paris: de l'imprimerie de Monseiur, chez Didot, Barrois, Onfroy, Barrois and Delaine jeune, 1785. 2 volumes, 4° (327 x 240mm). Half titles, additional engraved title by Montulay in volume I, 72 plates by Tilliard after Monnet and 24 engraved summaries (light browning or spotting, a little stronger in vol.II, occasional marginal offsetting). Contemporary red morocco gilt, roll-tool border on sides, inner dentelles, silk endpapers, flat spines ruled and elaborately tooled gilt in compartments, title on spines, gilt edges (spines very lightly sunfaded, small old repair on front cover of vol.I). Provenance: René Choppin (bookplate) -- Florencio Gavito (20th-century Mexican bibliophile, bookplate). Brunet II, 1215; Cohen-de-Ricci 384-85.
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