Paris: Le Normant, 1809. xxiv,,-414;,-403,,10pp. Two volumes. Octavo. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt extra, red and black gilt morocco labels, half-titles, errata and ads bound in. Minor chip at crown of one spine, minor foxing and offsetting from calf turn-ins early and late. A very good set in an attractive period binding. Item #WRCLIT18946
First edition of this relatively early title, being a prose-epic "pendant" to Chateaubriand's other work, LE GENIE DU CHRISTIANISME (1802). As usual, volume one includes six cancels (B2,H4-7,Q1 and AA7). "Ouvrage rare et recherche en reliure du temps" - Carteret. CARTERET I:162. TALVART & PLACE 6. VICAIRE II,284-5.