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Arnaud, François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'. Sidnei et Silli. Ou la bienfaisance & la reconnaissance [.] Histoire anglaise, suivie d'odes Anacréontiques. Francfort: Jean Georg Eslinger, 1767. 8vo (16.4 cm, 6.45"). , 112 pp., (i.e., 110, pp. 33 & 34 not used in pagination and the leaf on which they should appear is cancelled). $275.00
A popular French short story — quickly translated into German, and the basis for a Viennese play — here in an attractive edition, with the author's accompanying Anacreontic poetry nicely printed with typographical head- and tailpieces. This appears to be the first Frankfurt printing, following the first edition of 1765 (which had appeared under a false London imprint), and it is now uncommon; a search of WorldCat finds => no U.S. institutional holdings.
Binding: Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt extra with a well-handled dianthus motif and gilt-stamped red leather title-label; covers plain and board edges with a gilt roll, all edges red. Remnant of green paper placemarking tab to fore-edge at division between sections.
Despite pagination indicating a skipped or missing pp. 33/34, the content here is uninterrupted and the volume is complete.
VD18 12065862-001 & VD18 15329860-ddd (but not traced in VD18!). Not in Brunet. Bound as above; small portion of one cover slightly sunned and both a little rubbed scuffed, spine bright and nice. Offsetting to margins of title-page and final text page; pages overall clean. An early reader has affixed a small green paper tab to the fore-edge marking the start of the Odes. => An appealing copy in an elegant contemporary binding. (41378) Please RESHELVE This.
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