STUNNING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN CRUSHED MOROCCO
GESSNER, Salomon ~ Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner
Paris: L’auteur des Estampes, 1786-1793
3 volume set, 12 inches tall. An old tipped in catalogue entry attributes this magnificent binding to Charles Lewis. With wide gilt raised bands, delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Complete with 3 engraved title pages, portrait and 73 engraved plates after Le Barbier. The are an extra 18 stipple engraved plates and 70 highly decorative vignettes. Some speckling and scuffing to the boards. A super copy of this beautiful 18th century deluxe edition.