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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Aventures de Télémaque.

FENELON (François de Salignac de la Mothe).

FENELON (François de Salignac de la Mothe).

Aventures de Télémaque Suivies des Aventures D'Aristonous par Fénélon. Précédées d'une Notice Biographique et Littéraire par M. Villemain de l'Académie Françoise.

Engraved frontispiece portrait.

Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. [232 x 146 x 40 mm]. [2]ff, xxxii, 334 pp; [2]ff, 343pp. Contemporary binding by Vogel (signed in gilt at the foot of the spine) of green goatskin, the covers with a wide border composed of a gilt thick and thin fillet, a blind flower-head roll and four gilt fillets connecting to large bulbous corner ornaments, and blind lozenge-shaped centre with gilt roundels. The spine divided into five panels with gilt tooled bands, lettered in the second and numbered in the fourth panels, the others tooled in gilt and blind, the corners of the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Small cracks at the head and foot of the upper joint, a little rubbed).
Paris: [De L'Imprimerie de Rignoux] Malepeyre, Aimé André, 1824.

There is some foxing and spotting.

Vogel was established by 1815. He first appears in the Almanachs in 1826, at rue Dauphine 24, and then from 1832 until 1849 at Four-St. Germain 78. Ramsden points out that his work is so closely akin to that of Thouvenin that there seems little doubt that they must, at some stage, have worked together. He goes on to say that "Vogel seems to have been capable of doing all Thouvenin's work, except the really first-line productions. Vogel was definitely at the top of the second class". The French second class being on a par with most premier leagues.

Pencil purchase note at the rear "Xmas 1933 $300".

Stock no. ebc3239

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