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SAINT PIERRE (Jacques Bernardin Henri, de) Paul and Virginie. Avec avant propos et avis, sur l'édition. Paris. De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, MDCCLXXXIX. In 16°. I - IV n. figures, XXV - 243 pages. Frontispiece and 3 illustrations hors texte by Moreau le Jeune. First separate edition of the work. Bound in full black morocco. Spine ribbed, decorated with gilt irons and fillets. Each board with a triple border of gilt fillets. Gilt lace edging on spine boards. Gilt edges. Binding signed by Thivet. The title vignette depicts the cross of the Holy Spirit, crowned, radiating, and surcharged with three fleurs-de-lys. It thus corresponds to copy no. 3 in Toinet's classification - prior to the edition published the same year by the same publisher. Ex libris Ryckebusch. Toinet, 3. Ryckebusch I, 686.