Maximes et Reflexions Morales

Paris: Chez J-J Blaise, Chez Pichard. 1813.

8vo. pp. 203, [1bl]. Engraved frontispiece portrait of La Rochefoucauld by Pierre-Philippe Choffard after Jean Petitot. Folding facsimile letter by La Rochefoucauld. Beautifully bound in contemporary green straight-grained Morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind. Upper and lower covers with a triple fillet border framing an acanthas leaf motif inside which is a panel in blind with a leaf motif in gilt in the corners of the inner panel. Spine with four double raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt. Inner dentelles gilt, red silk doublures and decorated with the acanthas motif in blind. Armorial bookplate of Henry Porcher (a director of the Bank of England) and modern label of Tamara Lo on verso of front free endpaper. Internally foxed and stained but this is a nice copy in a very handsome binding.

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