London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
PHAEDRUS, Augustus Libertus. Fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque. Paris: Barbou, 1732. 12° (142 x 83mm). (Some light browning, a few spots). Contemporary red French morocco gilt, arms of Madame Victoire de France on sides, spine elaborately gilt in compartments. Provenance: Madame Victoire de France (supralibros and bookplate) -- Captain Colin Mackenzie (bookplate and manuscript inscription on verso of endpaper, dated 1859).
Madame Victoire's books were usually bound in green morocco. This is one of the few volumes bound in red morocco.
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