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Les Amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. S. l. [Paris[, 1745. In-8° square (155 x 203 mm), red morocco, wide gilt lace with small irons framing the boards, spine ribbed and decorated, gilt edges (period binding). A title-frontispiece engraved by Benoît AUDRAN after Antoine COYPEL dated 1718, a title in red ink and 29 figures out of text, of which 28 by AUDRAN after Philippus (i. e. PHILIPPE D'ORLÉANS), dated 1714, and one (the last one called "aux petits pieds") anonymous; eight small vignettes, of which four in the headpieces and four in the tailpieces. Some very slight foxing, but a VERY GOOD BIG MARGINATED COPY, IN A RED DENTELLE LEATHERBOX OF THE TIME. Cohen, 652 (with "the same figures as in the 1718 edition").

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