La France Illustre, ou le Plutarque Francais, Contenant les Eloges Historiques des Generaux et Grands Capitaines, des Ministres d'Etat, et des Principaux Magistrats de la Nation Francaise.

TURPIN, (Francois Rene).

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Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Dufart
Date Published: 1780

Description: Complete with 39 exquisite copper engraved portraits. 4 vols. 4to, contemporary tree calf, leather labels with gilt spines; (spines worn and covers scuffed to all volumes except the spine of vol. III., spine of vol. I crudely repaired with tape, lower half of spine lacking on vol. IV). Paris: Chez Fr. Dufart, 1780. Scarce. Very good (-).

Comments: Internally a very good copy except for some occasional light foxing mostly to margins. The portraits are bright and detailed. Author was the noted French historian. Brunet V, p. 982.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(-)
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 142623


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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