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    Scarce 1775 Louis XVI Coronation Commemorative Book Sacre et Couronnement de Louis XVI Roi de France et de Navarre, A Rheims, le 11 Juin 1775; Précédé de Recherches sur le Sacre des Rois de France, depuis CLOVIS jusqu'a LOUIS XV; et suivi d'un Journal Historique de ce qui s'est passé a cette auguste Cérémonie. (Paris: Ballard, 1775), presumed first edition, xii, 147, [39], 92, 39 engraved costume plates showing officers and dignitaries of church and state, 9 double-page engravings, several engravings within the text, large folding plan of Rheims, contemporary full green morocco with gilt titles, decoration, gilt crown device on front and rear boards, five raised bands on spine, dentelle, marbled boards, gilt edges, 4to (8" x 10"), interior contents beautiful with virtually no toning to pages, book block tight, minor scuffing to boards, evidence of a small stamp or bookplate removed from inside front board, 3.5" exterior hinge crack on front board, else near fine. A beautiful copy in remarkable condition.

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    April, 2007
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