ANNEE GALANTE ou Etrenne a l'Amour. Contes... - Lot 9 - Gros & Delettrez

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ANNEE GALANTE ou Etrenne a l'Amour. Contes... - Lot 9 - Gros & Delettrez
ANNEE GALANTE ou Etrenne a l'Amour. Contes ! Enrichis de Figures et d'Ariettes. S.l. [Paris], s.d. [ca 1773]. In-8, contemporary marbled calf, triple gilt fillet on covers, ornate smooth spine, red morocco title-piece, filleted edges, interior roulette and gilt edges, bookplate. Title, [40 ff.], 12 free mid-page vignettes accompanied by a couplet (one short margin apparently originally bound, but perhaps from another copy). Fully engraved, title and vignettes colored. First edition of this collection of country anecdotes in verse and prose. Covers, nerves and corners rubbed, foxing, one leaf marginally missing. Gay, I, 227; Cohen, 34; Pia, 65; Dutel, A-80**. Ex-libris Ed. Petit. A "luxurious collection, probably printed for a small number of wealthy enthusiasts" (Pia).
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