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A Amsterdam. Chez Jaques Desbordes, 1706.
12mo. In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting.
An attractively bound compilation of French anecdotes, epigrams, fables, and epitaphs in prose and verse, selected from preeminent writers both contemporary and historic (though the extracts are included without author attribution); published by Jacques Desbordes (fl.1698-1716), one of a number of Huguenot printers who sought refuge in the Dutch Republic in the latter years of the seventeenth-century.
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref: 19498