27 - 28 June 2006
MAISTRE, Xavier, comte de (1763-1852). Voyage autour de ma chambre. Paris: Dufart, an VII .
12o (132 x 80 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Auguste Blanchard. Contemporary brown calf, the covers with black diamond panel decorated with six gilt figures of an owl on the top and bottom of a globe, smooth spine gilt-lettered longitudinally with full title and imprint of the work, board edges gilt, edges gilt (some light rubbing). Provenance: faint writing in French dated 1812 on flyleaves; Edward Arnold (bookplate); Dr. Lucien-Graux (booklabel).
A fine and unusual binding of this early edition of Maistre's work of dreamy philosophy (it was first published in 1794), written while imprisoned for 42 days for dueling.
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