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Book Description
3 volumes, 200 x 125mm., engraved frontispiece and engraved plates, marbled endpapers, contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces, marbled edges, one page in volume 3 torn with slight loss not affecting text, some pages lightly creased, upper cover of volume 2 wormed at upper edge of hinge, not affecting look on the shelf
Dealer Notes
Gessner’s complete works were first published between 1777 and 1778 in Zurich in his native Switzerland. This edition of the French translation first came out eight years after Gessner’s death. The elegant illustrations are after designs by Louis Binet. An attractive set and a good example of a ‘classic’ late eighteenth century edition with a distinguished later provenance. The margins are very large and we are tempted to suggest that this may be a large paper copy. This edition would seem not to be in the British Library.
Provenance: Eugene Richtenberger (1856—1920), art historian, bookplates designed by Lanson
Author Gessner, Salomon.
Date 1796

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