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DESBOULMIERS, Jean-Augustin-Julien (1731--1771)
Honny soit qui mal y pense, ou histoires des filles célebres du XVIIIe. siecle. Ie. et IIe. partie. (IIIe. et IVe., Ve. et VIe. partie.)
A Londres [i.e. Paris?]: 1766.
3 vols [in 2] ; 16.0 cm. (12º)
I: [4], 243, [1] p.
II: [4], 200 p.
III: [4], 216 p.

Anonymous. By Jean Auguste Jullien des Boulmiers. First published 'A Londres, 1761' i.e. Amsterdam. This imprint is also false; possibly printed in Paris. Desboulmiers was a soldier turned writer whose exuberant style won his writings enormous popularity. In six parts; parts V and VI have their own half-title and title-page. ESTC t110782.

Copy Notes The Soane copy has part I and II forming the first volume, and parts V and VI bound with parts III and IV forming the second volume. Some pencil annotations (vocabulary notes) on the volume I front free-endpaper, probably in Soane's hand, with bookseller's price 2 tom. 6s-.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine with coronet over an interlaced device, red and black morocco spine-labels. Bound six parts in two volumes.

Reference Number 3794


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