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Histoire de Manon Lescaut par L'Abbe Prevost Avec une Notice par M. Anatole France

By Antoine François Prévost; Anatole France;

1878

Alphonse Lemerre : Paris

8.5" by 6"

xl, 261pp, [3]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A limited edition of Antoine Francois Prevost's scandalous text 'Manon Lescaut', with a 'notice' by the French novelist, poet and 'ideal French man of letters' Anatole France.

This copy is listed as 'no. 47' of the 50 copies printed 'sur papier de Chine'. Complete with an etched frontispiece of Prevost, duplicated with a black and red copy. This copy contains 8 etched plates which are also reproduced in a red and black copy, making 16 pages of plates in total. Each copy is protected with a tissue guard.

CONDITION

In original paper wraps. Externally, sunned with bumping to the head and tail of spine. Small splitting to the tail of spine. Pencil marking by prior owner to the top outer corner of the front board. Small pencil marking '47' to the head of the spine. Handling marks to the front and read boards. Complete with glassine book cover, sunned with slight bumping to the head and tail of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound with straining only between pages xvi and xvii, and xxxii and xxxiii. Printed 'sur papier de Chine', with some pages uncut at the top edge, and text within red-ruled borders. Generally bright and clean, with a few light spots to the fore edge, affecting the occasional page. Heavier spotting to the first few pages, not affecting the text. Blue and red ink stains to the bottom edge of pages 145,148, 157 and 160. Pencil marking to the verso of the half title page, numbering this text as the 47th copy of the 50 limited edition texts brinted 'sur papier de Chine'.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Very Good Indeed dustwrapper

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