SAINT-PIERRE (Henri Bernardin de). Complete...

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SAINT-PIERRE (Henri Bernardin de). Complete...

SAINT-PIERRE (Henri Bernardin de). Complete works. In Paris, at Méquignon-Marvis, 1818. 12 volumes in-8, half red marble, smooth backs decorated with gold and cold gilded fillets and florets, cardboard dishes of red maroquined long grain paper framed by a gold braided floral frieze with a "ML" number crowned in the centre, marbled edges, a few freckles, small tears on rare pages (period binding). I : (4)-v-(1 white)-271-(1 white)-251-(1) pp. - II : (4)-383-(1 white) pp. - III : (4)-(4)-(4)-xxiv-506- (2 of which the last white) pp. - IV : (4)-503-(1 white) pp. - V : (4)-458 pp. - VI: (4)-iv-393-(1) pp. - VII: (4)-474-(2 including the last white one) pp. - VIII: (4)-xlviii-382 pp. - IX: (4)-444 pp. - X: (4)-459-(1 white) pp. - XI: (4)-508-(2 of which the last white) pp. - XII: (6)-692-(2 of which the last white) pp. - 4 boxes with replacement sheets to be kept in duplicate: vol. I, f. f6, vol. VII, ff. 126 and 162 placed after p. 470, vol. IX, f. 205 placed after p. 50. - 3 ff. misplaced: vol. III, f. 168 after f. 178 and the 2 ff. editor's opinion after p. 502. - The theft. III without the f. notice to subscribers. First collective edition, partly original, prepared by Henri Bernardin's secretary of Saint-Pierre, Louis-Aimé Martin, including Paul and Virginia, La Chaumière indienne and the Observations on Russia, written from his travel memories. Illustration engraved on copper out of text: 28 plates including a leaflet, by different engravers according to the drawings of artists such as Alexandre Desenne, Anne-Louis Girodet, Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Louis Lafitte, Jean-Michel Moreau the young, Pierre-Paul Prudhon or Joseph Vernet. Beautiful half-marble binding with the crowned number of Marie-Louise (iron absent from OHR). Provenance: Léon de Liéven (ex-libris handwritten on a flying guard from vol. VI).
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