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Lot 3: (ALMANAC.) Étrennes Historiques et Galantes des François. 13 engraved plates, including pictorial title, all hand-colored ; engraved calendar with

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by Swann Auction Galleries

April 15, 2004

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (ALMANAC.) Étrennes Historiques et Galantes des François. 13 engraved plates, including pictorial title, all hand-colored ; engraved calendar with feast and saints' days on 2 folding leaves. 21 [i. e., 12], 24, 13-24 pages. 24mo, 93x58 mm, contemporary cream silk embroidered with floral design of gold thread and sequins, with mirror mounted on front pastedown within gold foil frame, and expanding cover pocket on rear pastedown, contents partly loose in binding; 2-piece gilt-tooled morocco pull-off case (top panel loose). Paris: Jubert, mid-18th century

Notes: The engraved calendar lacks January and February, but a complete letterpress appointment calendar is incorporated in the text.

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