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DEMOUSTIER Charles-Albert. Letters to Emily on...

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DEMOUSTIER Charles-Albert. Letters to Emily on mythology. Paris, Ant. Aug. Renouard, 1809; 6 parts with separate pagination in 3 vol. in-8, contemporary bindings in midnight blue long-grained morocco, the boards decorated with a large gilt floral lace in a frame with facing swans, central emblem, spines decorated with gilt motifs, inner lace and gilt edges (Canape). First edition with a portrait of the author and 36 FIGURES BY JEAN-MICHEL MOREAU DIT LE JEUNE. Copy on fine paper with the engravings in two states including the fore-letter. It is that of Isidoro Fernandez with ex-libris and super-ex-libris gilt on the boards. FINELY DECORATED BINDINGS BY GEORGES CANAPE.