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2 June 2008
LA BRUYERE, Jean de (1645-1696). Les caracteres de Theophraste...avec les caracteres ou les moeurs de ce siecle. Paris: Etienne Michallet, 1689. 12°. Cancels as listed by Tchemerzine, with the final privilege leaf (title rather spotted and stained, a little light spotting elsewhere). Contemporary French red morocco, gilt border à la Du Seuil round sides, gilt spine with brown lettering piece (a little rubbed. head of spine chipped). Provenance: THE MORTIMER SCHIFF COPY with his red morocco bookplate. Fourth edition. Tchemerzine VI, p.314.
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