[Perrault, Charles] Les Hommes Illustres Qui ont Paru en France
by Perrault, Charles
Paris: Chez Antoine Dezallier, 1696-1700. First edition. Two volumes. Large folios. Contemporary full calf over boards, seven raised bands with one one morocco label and the rest ornately gilt. Volume one: 100pp., 3ff., including table; Volume two: [2ff.], 102p., [1f.], with various mispaginations owing to placement of portraits. A portrait of Perrault, and 202 portraits engraved in intaglio by Edelinck, Lubin, Van Schuppen and Duflos, including the two censored portraits of Arnauld and Pascal. First edition of this famous work, a wonderful copy with scuffing to calf covers, internally clean and bright. With contemporary owner inscriptions on both leaves opposite title pages: "Henry and Jane Birkbeck, April, 1820."
(Inventory #: 3805)
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