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DORAT, Claude Joseph (1734--1780)
Les malheurs de l'inconstance, ou lettres de la marquise de Syrcé, et du comte de Mirbelle. Premiere partie. (Deuxieme partie.).
A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, libraire, 1772.
2 vols ; 18.2 cm. (8º)
I: xvi, 260 p., engr. frontis.
II: [4], 247, [1] p., engr. frontis.

Anonymous. By Claude-Joseph Dorat. The Chevalier Dorat was the author of popular works of light verse and of unsuccessful comedies, as well as expensively illustrated novels. The Soane copy has the frontispieces by Du Clos after C.P. Marillier; another issue(?) has engravings by J. de Longueil after F.M. Queverdo and Charles Eisen. A variant has the spelling 'Circé' on the title-page. Publisher's advertisement for other works by 'M. D.' on final page.

Copy Notes Bought on 29 December 1792 with a copy of 'Girard', probably Gabriel Girard, Synonymes françois, 1780 (q.v.). (Ledger B, p. 90). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper in Soane's hand Decr. 29. 1792 / 0.1[blot].0 / 0.10:0. A few pencil annotations giving vocabulary notes, probably by Soane.

Binding Late C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3807


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