CAZOTTE (Jacques).

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CAZOTTE (Jacques).
The devil in love. A fantastic novel. Preceded by his life, his trial, and his prophecies and revelations by Gérard de Nerval.
Paris, Léon Ganivet, 1845.
In-8, half red long-grained morocco with corners, spine ribbed and decorated, untrimmed, illustrated cover and spine preserved (Mercier sr de Cuzin).
Sought-after edition, given by Gérard de Nerval, with his preface in the original edition.
First printing of the illustration comprising a steel-engraved portrait of Cazotte, six figures outside the text copied from those in the original edition, attributed to Moreau le jeune, and 200 wood-engraved vignettes by Edouard de Beaumont in the text.
A very fine copy, bound in pamphlet form, enriched with the illustrated prospectus (4 pages).
From the libraries of Antoine Vautier (collation in pencil), Charles Hayoit and Raoul Simonson (II, 2013, n° 349), with their bookplates.
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