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Les intrigues du cabinet des rats, apologue national, destin? ? l'instruction de la jeunesse, & ? l'amusement des vieillards.

Roman du Renard].

Published by Chez le Roi & la veuve Marchand, Paris, 1788
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Uncommon illustrated variant of the classic fable of Reynard the Fox, featuring a copper-engraved frontispiece and 21 headpiece vignettes ? these being large for "headpieces" and sometimes somewhat "Sendakian" in style! The preface cites the pan-European nature of the tale, and notes that this version was translated from the German. WorldCat locates only three copies in the U.S. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). Frontis., iv, 148 pp.; illus. Brunet, IV, 1224; Cohen, Guide de l?amateur de livres ? gravures du XVIIIe siecle, 510?11; Lewine, Bibliography of eighteenth century art and illustrated books, 252. Later quarter oxblood morocco and marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; light wear to paper. Frontispiece mounted some time ago, title-page with short tear from lower margin, repaired; pages age-toned, with foxing and soiling/staining in various degrees throughout; despite flaws, a charmer. Uncut copy. Bookseller Inventory # 29322

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Title: Les intrigues du cabinet des rats, apologue ...

Publisher: Chez le Roi & la veuve Marchand, Paris

Publication Date: 1788

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