Lot n° 1008
1500 - 2000
Result with fees
: 6 572EUR
CHODERLOS DE LACLOS, Pierre-Ambroise-François.
The Dangerous Liaisons. Letters collected in one society, and published for the instruction of a few others. London, 1796.
2 volumes in-8 (201 x 212 mm) of an engraved frontispiece, 415 pp. (including false title and title), 7 copper-engraved plates for volume I; one engraved frontispiece, 2 ff.n.ch., 398 pp., 6 engraved plates for volume II; red morocco, double decorative gilt roulette frame, smooth ornamented spine, roulette on cups and inside, blue silk lining and endpapers, gilt edges (contemporary binding).
One of the most beautiful illustrated editions of the Dangerous Liaisons. Printed on a beautiful vellum paper it is decorated with the 2 frontispices and 13 plates engraved by Baquoy, Duplessi-Bertaux, Dupréel,
Godefroy, Langlois, Lemire, Lingée, Masquelier, Patas, Pauquet, Simonet and Trière after the drawings of Monnet, mademoiselle Gérard and Fragonard fils.
"Monnet's plates dominate the first volume, Mlle. Gérard's the second... These striking plates form the outstanding contemporary interpretation of Les Liasons dangereuses. They are not likely to be superseded" (Ray).
"This is the most beautiful edition of this work" (Gay-Lemonnyer).
A fine copy, well preserved in its contemporary red morocco binding.
Cohen-de Ricci, 235-236 ("this is a very rare work in old morocco"); Gay-Lemonnyer, II, 850-851; Ray, 82.
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