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Carmina Ethica.

RENOUARD (Antoine-Augustin) - editor.

RENOUARD (Antoine-Augustin) - editor.

Carmina Ethica Ex Diversis Auctoribus Collegit Ant. Aug. Renouard.

First Edition. 18mo. [150 x 94 x 17 mm]. [2]ff, 163pp. Bound in contemporary straight-grained green goatskin, the covers with a gilt border composed of a chain roll and a wave and flower roll. The spine divided into six panels, the title lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label, and the printer and date in the fifth, the others gilt tooled with interlocking pallets, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt fillet and the turn-ins with a gilt roll, yellow endleaves, gilt edges. (Head and foot of the joints and tips of the corners slightly rubbed).
Parisiis: apud editorem, typis Petri Didot, 1795.

Brunet, I, 1585, refers to "gr. in-18: pap. vel" (i.e. large 18mo on "vellum paper"), and goes on to note that there were a dozen copies in large paper 12mo, 4 on vellum and 4 in very large paper 8vo.

Occasional light foxing, and a small strip has been cut from the head of the front fly-leaf. A good copy in an attractive binding.

Bookplate of John Trotter Brockett. Early pencil note "Fine & Large Paper" and ink initials "P.B.".

Stock no. ebc923

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Price: £350