4 June 2008
CORNEILLE, Pierre (1606-1684). Théâtre choisi. Paris: François-Ambroise Didot l'aîné, 1783.
2 volumes, 4° (292 x 220mm). Half-titles, wood-engraved printer's device on titles. (Occasional faint spotting.) Contemporary French red morocco gilt by Delorme, signed on gilt-tooled leather label on front pastedowns, sides with fillet border, spines with fleurons and other small tools, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, green silk ribbon markers (scratch on front cover of vol. I, very light rubbing at hinges of vol. II). Provenance: A. L. McLaughlin (bookplate; sale Sotheby's Monaco, 7 October 1980, lot 1666).
LIMITED TO 200 COPIES, printed with Didot's new type on 'papier grand raisin de France' made by Matthieu Johannot. Brunet II, 283. (2)
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