Paris, Lefèvre (imprim. de P. Didot), 1820.
6 volumes 8vo of : I/(3) ll., clxxii pp., (8) ll., 395 pp., (1) l., 4 engravings out of text; II/ (2) ll., 515 pp., (1) p., 4 engravings out of text; III/ (2) ll., 541 pp., (1) l., 3 engravings out of text ; IV/ (2) ll., 388 pp., 2 engravings ; V/ (2) ll., 500 pp. ; VI/ (2) ll., 522 pp. Figures from the compositions of Gérard, Girodet and Prud’hon.
Full straight-grained green morocco, large gilt border around the covers, arms of king Louis XVIII in the center of the covers, ribbed spines decorated, inner border. Simier, binder of the King.
207 x 128 mm.
One of the most beautiful old editions of Racine’s Works extensively described by Brunet. (IV, 1080).
Exceptional copy printed on large verge paper bearing the watermark of Annonay illustrated with a frontispiece by Prud’hon and 12 engravings out of text by Desenne, Gérard and Girodet bound in a superb contemporary binding in green morocco with the arms of king Louis XVIII, signed “Simier Relieur du Roi”.