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    [Louis de Boissy]. Mercure de France. Dédié au Roi. Par Une Société de Gens de Lettres, Mars, 1775. Paris: Chez Lacombe, [1775]. First edition. Twelvemo (6.5 x 3.5 inches; 165 x 89 mm). [1-6], 7-240 pages. Contemporary dark-red calf armorial binding with titling and decoration on the spine stamped in gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Modern bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Very good. Housed in a beautiful black, tooled calf custom clamshell box with titling stamped in gilt in compartments between five raised bands. The Mercure de France was a French gazette and literary magazine which has had many incarnations until the current day. This issue contains an announcement of the premier of Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville.

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