London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
LA RUE, Philibert Benoit de. Nouveau recueil des troupes legeres de France. Paris: F. Chereau, [c.1748]. Engraved title, dedication leaf and 12 plates by De la Fosse, Major and others after de la Rue (ownership inscriptions and stamps removed from title, title-verso and verso of dedication leaf leaving stains, top margins a little spotted). Contemporary mottled sheep gilt, on covers initials FL surmounted with a couronne fermée (rather rubbed). Provenance: Mark Dineley, bibliophile (armorial bookplate). Lipperheide 2292s; cf.Colas 1780 (dated edition).
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