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Paris: Chez la Veuve de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1688.
First edition. Exquisitely bound c.1890 by Raparlier in blue goatskin with ornate and innovative covers tooled in gilt with triple fillet border, leafy stems, flower-heads, and a centerpiece composed of a flower within a frame surrounded by similar motifs. The spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second and dated in the third, the others with a vase containing a flower and leafy sprigs, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, the turn-ins with gilt rolls, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. A wonderful example by the famous bookbinder Paul-Romain Raparlier (1858-1900). The frontispiece engrvaing is not called for, but taken from a later edition. A fine copy in every way.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #1990