VERY FINE HALF CALF
LESAGE, Alain-René ~ Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees et Orme, 1809
4 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. Very finely bound in half calf with gilt raised bands, label and ornate gilt tooling around a gilt tooled onlay in each panel. Engraved plates by Smirke. An English edition in the original French. Very slight fading. A splendid copy of this celebrated 18th century picaresque novel.