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  1. First edition, number 101 of 150 copies; 4to (26 x 21 cm); 27 text illustrations wood-engraved by Pierre Bouchet and printed in colour after designs by Barbier; presentation copy, signed by Barbier on front blank; loose as issued in original pictorial wrappers after Barbier, publisher's burgundy cloth chemise and slipcase.

    £7,500
  2. Tall 8vo; engraved portrait, contemporary green morocco in the Gothic style, multiple gilt fillets, decorative corner-pieces with red morocco onlays, elaborately gilt with red, sienna, burnt sienna and black onlays, flat spine, fan design within gilt fillets, red, sienna and black onlays, gilt dentelles and all edges gilt, by 'Gruel'.

    £2,500
  3. 8vo, engraved portrait, some slight spotting, exceptional crushed morocco binding, gilt panels enclosing central square decorated heavily in gilt with floral and leaf designs with red, green and sienna onlays, blind-stamped designs with central tiny gilt flower, spine with raised bands, decorated again in gilt and blind with red and green onlays, by Dauphin a Lyon.

    £3,500
  4. 2 vols, 8vo. in 4s, I: [4], xxvi, 374 pp., with copper-engraved frontispiece; II: [4], 375-775, [1] pp.; bound with 39 contemporary copper-engraved plates, each in two states (two plates appear in three states), and 12 pen and ink drawings dated variously 1821-2, trimmed and mounted, one with copper-engraved portrait inset; later straight-grained red morocco gilt by Noulhac, signed and dated 1918 in gilt at foot of spine, edges gilt, silk endleaves and doublures; minimal rubbing at extremities, otherwise a very fine extra-illustrated set.

    £9,500
 

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