Bindings. Bossuet [(Jacques-Bénigne)], Oraisons funèbres, al...





Bindings. Bossuet [(Jacques-Bénigne)], Oraisons funèbres, almost certainly a large paper copy, Paris: Chez Lefèvre, Librarire, 1825, frontispiece and plates, extra-illustrated with mixed media plates, some in various states, including proof and un-lettered, printed on India paper and press-rolled onto leaves, finely bound in later 19th c Parisian crimson morocco by Hardy Mennil, signed, slight surface scuffs, the lower-cover with a stained portion, all edges gilt, gilt fillet turn-in, gilt foliate-rolled dentelle, marbled endpapers, 8vo [Virgil] & Delille (Jacques, translator), L'Homme des Champs, ou Les Géorgiques Françoises, Paris: Chez Levrault, Schoell et Cie. (L'Imprimerie de P. Didot L'Aine), 1805, half-title, 5 finely hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates, 8 vignettes conforming, half-title with marginal water stain, foxed in places throughout, contemporary French straight-grained red morocco gilt, slightly sunned spine, a trifle rubbed, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 8vo, [Cohen-de Ricci 279], [&] Saint-André (Claude), Louis XV, Paris: Émile-Paul Frères, Éditeurs, 1921, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt over cloth, slight wear, top-edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, 8vo, (3) 

Provenance: 1st: Philippe-Louis de Bordes de Fortage (1846-1924), bibliophile; his armorial bookplate to recto pastedown. 2nd: Benjamin Linnig, contemporary Belgian etched book label to recto pastedown. 3rd: Ex Libris Alfred et Blanche de Curzon.

Auction Date: 6th Feb 2024 at 10am

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