[Alain Rene] Le Sage. Recueil des Pieces Mises au Theatres François. Paris: 1739. First edition. Assassinated French Foreign Minister Jean Louis Barthou's copy.

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    [Alain Rene] Le Sage. Recueil des Pieces Mises au Theatres François. Paris: Chez Jacques Barois Fils, 1739. First edition. From the library of assassinated French Foreign Minister (and one-time Prime Minister) Jean Louis Barthou.

    Two twelvemo volumes. [iv], 420; [iv], [392] pages. Beautifully bound by Trautz-Bauzonnet  in twentieth-century full red levant morocco, covers with gilt noble cornerpieces, spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Fine. Volume I has an armorial bookplate and the bookplate of Louis Barthou (1862-1934), who was the French Prime Minister for eight months in 1913, and later, in 1934, he was appointed as the French Foreign Minister (he and King Alexander I of Yugoslavia were assassinated in Marseilles in October of that year).

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