MÉRARD DE SAINT-JUST, Anne-Jeanne-Félicité

MÉRARD DE SAINT-JUST, Anne-Jeanne-Félicité (or Anne D’Ormoy). La Corbeille de Fleurs (démence de madame Panor, en son nom Razadelle Saint-Ophelle, suivie d’un conte de fées, d’un fragment d’Antiquès, d’une anecdote villageoise et de quelques couplets).

Paris, F. A. Didot “l’ainé”, [1796].

£6500

Contemporary dark red straight-grained morocco, covers with single gilt rule border, gilt central panel with inverted corners, smooth sine in six compartments, gilt lettered in one, a repeated gilt pattern of circlets and dots in the other, board edges and turn-ins gilt, light blue watered silk linings, silk doublures with gilt vine border and roundel cornerpiece ornaments, g.e., joints cracked, slight rubbing, front free endpaper loose, PRINTED ON VELLUM, PROBABLY ONE OF TWO COPIES extra to the LIMITED EDITION of 25 copies on papier vélin.

Brunet III, 1643; Van Praet, Velins bibl. publ. II, 537 (recording two copies on vellum, one owned by the bookseller M. Chardin).