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Racine, Jean.  Oeuvres de Jean Racine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1784. 8vo in 4s (19 cm, 7.5". 3 vols. I: 463, [1] pp. II: [2] ff., 484 pp. III: [2] ff., 372 pp., [2] ff.
$950.00

“Cette édition in-8o a été imprimée au nombre de 350 exemplaires, avec les nouveaux caractères de la fonderie de Didot l’aine, sur du papier-vélin de la manufacture de Mrs. Johannot pere et fils, d’Annonaie, premiers fabricants en France de cette sorte de papiers” (vol. III, verso of leaf following p. 372). That is, printed on wove paper.
        In series: Collection des auteurs classiques, françois et latins. Issued in the same year in 4to and 18mo formats.
        Binding: Full crushed red morocco, gilt spine and boards; gilt rule on board edges; gilt rolls on turn-ins; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding signed Petit Succs. de Simier.
        Provenance: Bookplates of Casimir L. Stralem, Clarence E. Clark, and Brian Douglas Stilwell.
        WorldCat locates copies of this edition in this format at only four U.S. libraries (UCLA, Georgetown, Library of Congress, Harvard).

Bulletin de la Librairie Morgand et Fatout 10951; Brunet, V, 1078–79; Jammes, Les Didot, 25. Bound as above. Very Good copy.  (40317)   Please RESHELVE This.


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