Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe.
Title LES AVENTURES DE TELEMAQUE suivies Des Aventures D'Aristonous precedees D'Un Essai La Vie Et Les Ouvrages De Fenelon Par M. Jules Janin.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher Ernest Bourdin [Paris]. No date. [C.1840].
Seller ID 96-0091
xvi + 459pp. Extra tall 8vo. (10 3/4' h.). 1/4 black leather on green & black marbled boards. Spine is gilt-lettered & gilt-decorated with ornate scrolling & tracery. Gilt top edge, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece by Lefevre with tissue guard + 20 other china applique, tissue-guarded, engraved plates, & many cuts, by Jahannot, Signol, Sequin, Wattier, Markl, Daubigny, Francais & Marville. Title page vignette of priest & little girl seated at a table looking at a globe. 2 page facsimile of handwritten letter by Fenelon (not included in the pagination). The back of the half title page gives the printer as 'Lacrampe & Ce, rue Damiette 2', who did the first printing on this edition in 1840. All edges rubbed; chipping along interface of leather & boards on the covers; corners bumped; extensive light foxing on the subtitle page through (iii), then becoming occasional & faint (none of the plates are affected). See PHOTO. NOTE: This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping.
French Lit Decorative Bindings