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    [La Monnoye's copy]. Adrien Baillet. Jugemens des Savans sur les Principaux Ouvrages des Auteurs.... Paris, 1722.

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    [La Monnoye's copy]. Adrien Baillet. Jugemens des Savans sur les Principaux Ouvrages des Auteurs. Revûs, corrigés, & augmentés par M. De la Monnoye de l'Académie Françoise. Paris: Moette, et al., 1722.

    Numerous corrections and annotations on the last blank leaves of each volume in the hand of La Monnoye, including extra page notes, either as corrections or perhaps for a future edition. 6 (of 8) quarto volumes. Lacks Volumes 4 and 8 (the last being published in 1730). Frontispiece portrait engraving of Adrien Baillet, title pages in red and black, historiated and ornamental head- and tail-pieces, few decorated initials.

    [24], 404, [2]; [6], 680, [18]; [2], 464, [4]; [2], 461, [16]; [14], 555 [5]; [10], 388, [104] pages.

    Full calf with gilt ruled borders, five raised spine bands with gilt lettered leather title labels and extra gilt designs in compartments, gilt board edges, red textblock edges, and marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed, scuffed, and lightly soiled; corners bumped, spines worn, bumped and chipped at spine ends, small holes in spine and joints from biopredation, cracked joints; holograph pen and pencil notes on verso of front free endpapers and facing pages, small pencil bookdealer number on upper right corner of the second volume's title page, creases, edge wear with small tears, soiling, foxing, some browning; else in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Petzholdt 27-28. Besterman 813.

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