69
69
Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet de
THÉATRE. PARIS: ANTOINE-AUGUSTIN RENOUARD, 1809, 9 VOLUMES, ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT, 44 ENGRAVED PLATES
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
69
Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet de
THÉATRE. PARIS: ANTOINE-AUGUSTIN RENOUARD, 1809, 9 VOLUMES, ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT, 44 ENGRAVED PLATES
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet de
THÉATRE. PARIS: ANTOINE-AUGUSTIN RENOUARD, 1809, 9 VOLUMES, ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT, 44 ENGRAVED PLATES
La Henriade. Paris: P. Didot l'ainé, 1814

together 10 volumes, 8vo (204 x 122mm.), contemporary French red morocco gilt by Jean-Georges Purgold (tooling on La Henriade slightly different), all with the arms of George William, earl of Coventry, spines gilt in compartments, uniform blue watered silk gilt doublures, gilt edges, occasional light foxing


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Provenance

George William, 7th earl of Coventry (1758-1831), arms on bindings; Clarence S. Bement, armorial bookplate; John B. Stetson, sale, Parke-Bernet, 10 March 1953, lots 427 and 428, extract from sale catalogue loosely inserted

Catalogue Note

A SPLENDID SET. Although the binding on La Henriade is not signed, it was doubtless executed by Purgold as well. For another binding by Purgold with the same border, also with the arms of the earl of Coventry, see British Library c154b2.

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