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Sevin Seydi Rare Books

Early printing, classical antiquity. English and European literature before 1860. Philosophy and language.

Les Essais... Mlle de Gournay's final text, with her autograph corrections


Folio (33 x 22 cm), portrait, title in red and black, 19 ff., 871 p. (with privilege on 4D4v), 11 ff. of tables, the bulk of the book clean and fresh (with no trace of worming), but portrait inlaid in a thin border, inner margin of title repaired, margins of 3 leaves at end repaired, some light waterstain towards the end, a handsome copy in contemporary basane, skilfully rebacked (by Bernard Middleton, with his handwritten invoice laid in).