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Lot 1132: Alain Rene Lesage THE DEVIL UPON TWO STICKS 1770 Antique French Comic Novel Engraved Plates Leather Binding
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Devil upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteaux of M. Le Sage. To Whcih are Prefixed, Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter upon the Work; and Dialogues between Two Chimneys of Madrid. Adorned with Cuts.
Author: Alain-Rene Lesage - Alain-Rene Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel "The Devil upon Two Sticks" (1707, "Le diable boiteux"), his comedy "Turcaret" (1709), and his picaresque novel "Gil Blas" (1715–1735).
Publisher: Printed for A. Donaldson
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 292/19 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: An early 18th-century French novel, translated in English, which surveys the evil lives of Parisians.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with a modern spine bearing stamped gilt lettering. There is light shelf wear concentrated at the edges. The binding is sound. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered foxing. The work is illustrated with engraved plates, including a frontispiece.
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