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FORMEY, Jean-Henri-Samuel (1711–1797); Bruzen de La Martinière, Antoine Augustin (1662–1746)

Berlin:  chez Haude et Spener, M.DCC.LVI. à la science,  1756
Binding: Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, marbled endleaves, red page edges. Womholes in joints, small chip to head of spine, corners worn.
Provenance: ‘Ex Libris Vicecomitis de la Maillardiére’, engraved armorial bookplate signed ‘L. Legrand fecit’ of Charles-François Lefèvre de la Maillardière (18th-century), member of the Acadèmie des Sciences et Arts de Dijon. From the collection of Giles Barber (1930–2012), no marks of provenance.
£450


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FOURCROY, Antoine François (1755–1809). François Henri Stanislas de L’AULNAYE (1739–1831)

FOURCROY, Antoine François (1755–1809). François Henri Stanislas de L’AULNAYE (1739–1831)

Paris:  Tilliard frères ... et, en août 1810, rue Hautefeuille, no. 22 [imprint on verso of half-title:] Baudouin et Cie., imp. du corps législatif et de l’institut de France,  1810
Binding: Later nineteenth-century half calf. Lower joint starting to split, worn.
Provenance: Unpriced, no marks of provenance.
£3,000


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LE PRINCE, Nicolas Thomas (1750–1818)

Paris:  chez Belin, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques. Et se trouve à l Bibliotheque du Roi, chez le Suisse de la Porte-Royale, rue de Richelieu,  1782
Binding: Contemprary sheep, marbled endleaves and page edges. Spine ends chipped, heavily rubbed, corners worn.
Provenance: J. Coley, nineteenth-century signature on free endleaf and quote from Peignot. From the collection of Giles Barber (1930–2012), no marks of provenance.
£250


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