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12 November 2007
GENTIL, François. Le jardinier solitaire, ou dialogues entre un curieux, & un jardinier solitaire. Brussels: E.H. Fricx, 1721. 12°. Folding engraved plate of parterres, with the final leaf of privilege. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine (corners rubbed).
[VASCONCELLOS, João]. Terceira parte da restauracão de Portugal prodigiosa. Lisbon: Antonio Alvarez, 1644. Part 3 only (of 3), 4° (185 x 124mm). Large royal arms on title (rather browned). Modern pigskin-backed boards with vellum corners.
LEONARD, Nicolas Germasin. Le Temple de Cnide. Poeme, imité de Montesquieu. Paris: Dufour, 1773. 8°. 10 engraved plates by Palas, Demonchy and Levillain after Desrais, the first 3 before letters (lacks frontispiece). Contemporary green calf gilt (corners worn). FIRST EDITION. Cohen-de Ricci 622-23. (3)
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