VOYAGES EN FRANCE

VOYAGES EN FRANCE

Paris: Chez Chaignieau aîné and Libraire Devaux, 1796 - 1798. First Edition. Hardcover. Four duodecimo (3-1/4" x 5-1/4") volumes in contemporary speckled calf leather with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, and decorated gilt spines with matching gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, all edges gilt; total of 856 pages. Illustrated with 31 engravings and 5 vignettes in the text. A collection of 21 travel memoirs and extracts, some published for the first time, edited by Pierre La Mésangère with biographical notes and commentary. With a fine provenance: The front pastedown in each volume with the small bookplate of Louis-Francois Delapchier à Riom and each front endpaper with the bookplate of Philip Hofer, the renowned American authority on illustrated and decorated books and the founder and first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts for the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Minor rubbing to the spine edges and corners but overall a Fine, charming set. Item #019745

Price: $600.00

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