5 volumes complete. All boards are loose--detatched. Once full leather, spines are chipped and leather is absent in places. Leather is scuffed, especially around the edges of the boards. Internally the books are clean altough paper has darkened somewhat. This set is an excellent candidate for professional rebind. Bookplate at each frontis. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : MEMOIRS OF MAXIMILIAN DE BETHUNE DUKE OF ...
Éditeur : J. RIVINGTON AND SONS, J. DODSLEY, S. CROWDER, G. ROBINSON, T. CADELL, AND T. EVANS.
Date d'édition : 1778
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Good
Description du livre J. Rivington and Sons, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder et al., London., 1778. Hard. État : Fair+. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece to volulme one. (illustrateur). Fourth and fifth editions (mixed). 12mo. 7 1/5". Fair+. Binding copies. Two of the boards are missing. Six boards are detached. Ex-library; usual stamps and markings. Minor foxing to outermost leaves. N° de réf. du libraire 026256
Description du livre London Printed for A. Millar., 1756. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 4to, pp. [vi], xxxii, 540; [iv], viii, 555 [556 blank]; vii [viii blank], 407 [408 blank, 409 - 530 Index], including half-titles in volumes 1 and 2, contemporary calf, gilt spines, morocco labels; no cancel leaves or blanks at end of volume 3, joints cracked, spines rubbed, tops and bases of spines chipped, labels slightly chipped, ex-library, with library label on front paste-down end-papers. Allen Hazen in his Samuel Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications (1937) attributed the dedication to Samuel Johnson, though R. W. Chapman in his Johnsonian Bibliography: A Supplement to Courtney (1939) disputed the attribution. Johnson also had the pleasure of reviewing the translation in The Literary Magazine in 1756. Fleeman accepts the attribution Fleeman 56.11LS/1. N° de réf. du libraire 2890
Description du livre London: A. Millar [et al], 1763. Hardcover. État : Good. 4th Edition. Forth edition, 6 vols, 12mo, pp. (1-4), xxxiv, 332, engraved frontispiece portrait of Sully, folding engraved map of France (8 5/8” x 10”); (viii), 366, engraved frontispiece portrait of Henry IV; (xii), 348; (viii), 376; (viii), 362, (iv) 172, (1-172) index. Extra copper–plate engraved portrait of Sully affixed to the verso of the front free endpaper of vol 2. Full contemporary calf, marbled endpapers, gilt double fillet borders on both sides. Backs gilt in six compartments, gilt black lettering pieces in the second & forth, the rest with gilt octagonal ornaments enclosing rosette centered lozenges. Good set with wear to edges & extremities, head & tail-caps worn, joints rubbed & cracked or starting but all boards still attached & most still strong, back-strips rubbed & with some chips, gilt bright, sheets crisp with some minor foxing. Provenance: Engraved armorial bookplates of Roger Lee. First published in 3 vols, 1756. H4063. N° de réf. du libraire 7377
Description du livre printed for A. Millar [et al.], London, 1763. 6 volumes, 12mo, 2 engraved portraits and a folding map in vol. I; full contemporary calf, gilt-decorated spines, maroon morocco labels; spines a bit soiled, front hinge on vol. 1 cracked, small chip from the bottom of the spine on vol. 6, but generally good and sound, or better. Translated by Charlotte Lennox and first published in quarto, 1756. N° de réf. du libraire 23297