London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
SCARRON, Paul (1610-60). Le Roman comique, Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot jeune, chez Janet & Hubert, l'an IV .
3 volumes, 8° (237 x 156mm.), half titles, engraved portrait by Le Miré, 15 engraved plates, all in 2 states by Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert, Patas, Petit, Romanet and Simonet after le Barbier, brown morocco gilt by Chambolle-Duru, gilt triple fillet border on sides, gilt-panelled spines, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (spines very lightly and evenly sunfaded, a few light scuff marks on lower cover of vol. III).
LARGE PAPER COPY, the plates in two states on 'papier vélin'. Brunet V, 186; Cohen-de-Ricci 944-945; Ray French 77; Sander 1812. (3)
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