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CHODERLOS DE LACLOS, Pierre Ambroise François (1741--1803)
Les liaisons dangereuses. Lettres recueillies dans une société, et publiées par l'instruction de quelques autres. Par C*** de L***. ...
Londres [i.e. Paris?]: 1796 [i.e. 1812].
2 vols ; 20.0 cm. (8º)
I: 415, [1] p., engr. frontis., [4] pl.
II: [4], 398, [2] p., engr. frontis., [4] pl.

C***. de L*** = P.A.F. Choderlos de Laclos. False imprint. First published in 1782. This is the pirated edition, issued in 1812, distinguished from the genuine 1796 edition (ESTC t125277) by the wavy line above the date of imprint; the original issue has a double rule. In addition, in the 19th century issue, the title is in 8 lines instead of 7and the frontispiece to the first volume is dated 'an 4' in the genuine edition. (See H. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures, Paris, 1912). The plates are engraved by Langlois jun., N. Le Mire, Bertaux et Dupréel, Godefroy, Lingée, Criere, Patas, Masquelier, Baquoy, Panquet and Simonet, after C. Monnet, Fragonard fils, and Mlle. Gerard. Final leaf of vol. II is blank.

Copy Notes Without the final blank (2B8) in vol. II.

Binding C19th russia, diced boards, gilt double-ruled borders and spines. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 5s. 8d., 20 February 1831. (Archive 7/15/22. Book binding).

Reference Number 409


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