Lot 105: Mainvilliers. The Beau-Philosopher
November 5, 2016
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Mainvillers, Genu-Soalhat, Chevalier de. THE BEAU-PHILOSOPHER; OR, THE HISTORY OF THE CHEVALIER DE MAINVILLIERS. London: for Freeman, 1751. 6.75" x 4". xvi, 269,  pp. With half-title and ads. Full contemporary sheep with title on label in gilt. Hinges cracked, scuffed, wear and loss at edges, one corner with insect damage. Contents with worming to lower corner of approx. first 12 leaves, some faded water-stains (mostly to corners or margins, most pronounced to first and last few leaves), edge-toning near front and back, occasional light foxing, rear free endpaper lacking lower half and with early manuscript note, one leaf with marginal chip (no loss), front pastedown with former owner's signature dated 1908. ************************ First English edition of Mainvillers' "Le Petit-Maitre Philosophe."