chez ledit Bosse, en l’Isle du Palais, sur le Quay qui regarde celuy de la Megisserie,
Binding: Contemporary calf, gilt spine, marbled endleaves. Joints restored.
Provenance: 1. Engraved maltese cross with motto ‘Fortidudo’ above the engraved arms flanked by two wolves heads on pastedown, identified in pencil on the endleaf as the arms of the Comte d’Huassonville, grand louvetier du roi (Royal Wolf Catcher). I have not been able to confirm this but Bernard de Cleron, comte d’Haussonville d. 1753 was ‘grand louvetier du roi de Pologne’. It seems unlikely to be François de’Haussonville de Vaubecourt (1659–1736) as a later annotator (a bookseller? has assumed.
2. Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste de Poilly (1712–1780), engraver, signature on verso of free endleaf; early note on free endleaf describing the book and noting that the copy belonged to N.B. de Poilly signed C.F.[?] possibly by the next owner.
3. ‘Ex libr. F. Her. Constant=Figuier ...’ apparently a German inscription which I have not been able to fully decipher.
4. A circular stamp has been erased from the printed titlepage.
Projection onto curved surfaces.