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Title: Le livre à la Mode. Nouvelle édition, Marquetée, Polie & vernissée.
Description: En Europe [Paris], Chez les Libraires [Duchesne]. No year, but 100070059[=1759]. Small 8vo [10 x 15. 5cm]. Half sheet imposition. Entirely printed in a red ink. In near contemp. dull blue grey limp paper covers, spine sl. splitting in the center. A8, B4, C8 , D4, E8, F4, G8, H4, I8, K4, L4]. (XXXVIII, 88, II (blank) pp.). (W. vague remnants of small round libr. stamp on the printed title.). Very good copy. Variant edition, printed 8 days after the first edition printed in gold /green, somewhat different collation. Text in red. From the preface [A4recto, p. (VII) of the first edition [also in our stock under item C10060] we learn that 'Cette première Edition en verd sera suivie d'une autre, couleur de rose; il faut contenter tous les gouts. ..': Barbier, vol. II, 1321 e: Brunet vol. III, pp. 1113 - 1114: Graesse vol. II, p. 44: This second edition, published in the same year is printed entirely in red. The preface [A2 recto and verso, pp. III & IV] here discloses the difficulties encountered with the green ink of the first edition '... La couleur verte n'ayant duré que huit jours, ainsi que toutes les modes, je vous offre le plus beau des vermillions, tel enfin qu'il brille sur vos visages magnifiquement, ...'. Apart from the 'Le livre à la Mode. A Verte - Feuille' and the 'Le Livre à la Mode. Nouvelle éd. marquetée, polie, et vernissée', both 1759, Caraccioli published 'Le Livre des quatre coleurs' [1757 in 12mo], which was printed in yellow, blue, brown and red. On Caraccioli, Louis Antoine [1721 - 1803], see Biogr.. Univ. vol. IV, p. 33: Lipperheide, vol. II, Xa69:

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Price: EUR 490.00 = appr. US$ 532.56 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10084