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Cohen, Henry

Guide de l’amateur de livres à vignettes du XVIIIe siècle. Seconde édition revue, corrigée at enrichie du double d’articles et donnant entre autres augmentations la liste complète des ouvrages de Le Sage et de Rétif de la Bretonne.

Paris, P. Rouquette 1873.

Reference: 2037
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. Engr frontis, xv+(1)+273+(3)pp. Contemporary cloth. The Signet Library copy, with its gilt arms on upper and lower covers. One of 550 numbered copies only.

A guide to books with engraved illustrations (mainly French-language/published in France) of the eighteenth century, arranged by author with notes on the various editions. Although this edition was superseded by Seymour de Ricci’s sixth edition in 1912, it retains its interest as a work of bibliographic excellence of the nineteenth century and is more desirable than the first edition of 1870 which comprised only a list of selected books.