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    [Fine Binding by Raparlier]. Deshouieres (Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde). Poesies. Paris: Chez la Veuve de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1688. First edition. 16mo in fours (6.625 x 4.25 inches; 168 x 108 mm). [vi], [232], [iv] pages. Portrait frontispiece supplied from a later edition, engraved vignette on title, headpiece. Exquisitely bound circa 1890 by Raparlier (signed "R. Raparlier" on front turn-in) in blue goatskin with ornate and innovative covers tooled in gilt with triple fillet border, leafy stems, flower-heads, and a centerpiece composed of a flower within a frame surrounded by similar motifs. The spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second and dated in the third, the others each with a vase containing a flower and leafy sprigs, the edges of the boards tooled with a double gilt fillet. Turn-ins with gilt rolls, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Internally bright and quite clean. Overall, near fine, with just a hint of wear, and a wonderful example by the famous bookbinder Paul-Romain Raparlier (1858-1900).

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