London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, François Duc de (1613-80). Maximes et réflexions morales. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. Small 8° (191 x 121mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by Choffard after Peatot, LARGE PAPER COPY (a few marginal spots). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, covers ruled in a geometrical design, flat spine ruled and lettered gilt with gilt flower in centre of each compartment, inner dentelles, silk endpapers, gilt edges. Provenance: FRANCIS KETTANEH (bookplate). Cohen de-Ricci 600-601.
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