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DEMOUSTIER, C.A.


Lettres à Émile, sur la Mythologie.
Paris: Ant. Aug. Renouard. XIII 1804.

6 parts in 3 vols. 18mo. (14.5 x 9 cm). Contemporary binding by Bozérian of full red straight grained morocco, gilt decorated, sides bordered with roll-tooled foliate design within double fillet panels, spines with gilt ruled panels, gilt lettering and repeated floral tool. Signed on spine at foot of the first volume. 36 full page engraved plates by Moreau, plus portrait by Gaucher after Ducreux. A very pretty copy.

This edition is normally not illustrated but here the plates, first published in the 1809 edition also by Renouard, have been included - apparently , not an uncommon practice chez Renouard.

(See Cohen pp.283-5)

Price £ 1250.00
Stock Code 24954
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