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RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas...

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The Last Adventure[sic] of a forty-five-year-old man; useful news for more than one reader. Paris and Geneva, Chés[sic] Regnault, 1783. 2 volumes in-12 (164 x 97 mm) of 264 pp., frontispiece and 1 engraving for volume I; pp. 265]-528, 8 pp. (bookseller's catalogue), frontispiece and 1 engraved plate for volume II; spotted calf, cold framed net, smooth decorated back, red edges (period binding). Rives-Childs, XXV; Lacroix, XXVI; Cohen-de Ricci, 878. Original edition. "This novel is a masterpiece; it is not a novel, it is a true story, told naively, sincerely, by the one who is its hero" (Lacroix). A complete copy of his 4 engravings by Binet engraved by Giraud and Pauquet. Very good copy, very little wear and tear on the binding.

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