Or All for the Best. A New Translation from the French. With Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Vignettes by Adrien Moreau.London: George Redway [at the Ballantyne Press], 1898 Stock Code: 146513
First edition thus, number 36 of 100 large paper copies on Japanese vellum with an extra set of "en-têtes" in orange, from a total edition of 600 copies only. This major 18th-century philosophical conte was first published in French in 1759.
Tall octavo. Publisher's deluxe pale green watered silk, matching silk page marker loosely inserted, titles in gilt to spine and front board, textured white endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Engraved frontispiece, title vignette, title printed in red and black, numerous head and tail pieces, 31
Light wear and sunning to extremities, a couple of small marks to boards, internally fresh and clean; still, a very good copy.
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