Le Pied de Fanchette

Le Pied de Fanchette, ou, l’orfeline française; Histoire intéressante et morale.

1769 · La Haye (but Paris)
By Nicolas Edme Réstif de la Bretonne

La Haye (but actually Paris): Chez Humblot libraire, … et Quillau imprimeur-libraire, 1769.

12mo (15 cm); three parts in one volume. 158, 146, 2 misnumbered, 192, 2 misnumbered pages. Titles printed in red within ornamental boarders. Woodcut head- and tailpieces; woodcut vignettes on seconde and third title pages. PRINTED ENTIRELY IN RED: 3 title pages, 7 pages of front matter in part 1; 2-page tables at ends of parts 2 and 3; final 30 pages of notes. In contemporary mottled sheep, smooth spine gold-tooled with leather lettering piece. Marbled endleaves, edges stained red. A bit rubbed, with old repairs to joints. Slight foxing to first title, a few leaves creased, tiny tears in gutters of last two leaves of part 1 and first two of part 2. Bookplate of Wolfgang Luck mounted to rear flyleaf.

Courbin, Rétif et son oeuvre, #14562 (“precieuse édition”); Rives-Child, III, 1; Cioranescu 52704


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