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    Stunning Atlas Volume with Splendid Double-Page Plates, in a Presentation Binding with the Arms of Louis XV

    [Louis XV]. Johann Martin Weis. Representation des fetes donnees par la ville de Strasbourg pour la convalescence du Roi... Paris: Imprime par Laurent Aubert, [1745]. First edition of this amazing fete book, including the rare portrait og Louis XV on horseback (often not present). With eleven double-page engravings and twenty pages of fully-engraved text framed in decorative fleuron borders.Large folio (approximately 19 x 25 inches). Contemporary full brown mottled calf binding by Michel Padeloup, bookbinder to the King, rebacked, with the covers featuring gilt centerpieces of the crest and arms of Louis XV and the crest and arms of the city of Strasbourg in the corners. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Tape repair to lower corner of the portrait. Early joint repairs tender. Some restoration to the edges of the binding. Overall, a very good copy of a substantial and gorgeous production. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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    April, 2014
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