China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016, 13:00 GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 82: LE GOBIEN, CHARLES. HISTOIRE DE L'EDIT DE L'EMPEREUR DE LA CHINE, PARIS, 1698, RED MOROCCO WITH ARMS OF MME DE MAINTENON(32 views)
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Description: FIRST EDITION, 12mo (167 x 87mm.), woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, CONTEMPORARY PARISIAN RED MOROCCO GILT, WITH ARMS OF LA MARQUISE DE MAINTENON in gilt [cf. Olivier 1837 fer 8bis], spine gilt in compartments with the stamp of a lion rampant in each compartment, edges marbled and gilt
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Provenance: Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719, second wife of Louis XIV), arms on binding; "Bibliothèque de la Maison Roiale de St Louis à S. Cir", bookplate (the Maison de Saint-Cyr was founded by Louis XIV, at his wife's request, as a school for impoverished girls from noble families; it was closed in 1793).
Literature: Carayon 1043; Cordier, Sinica 836; Löwendahl 227; Lust 822; Western Travellers in China 32
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