Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.
Paris: Garnier Frères, 1864. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A splendid full honey calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Triple gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Steel engravings after designs by G. Staal. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild. Very slight occasional foxing. 'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane' was an early eighteenth century picaresque novel, popular all over Europe and translated into English several times, most famously by Tobias Smollett as as 'The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane'. Here in the original French.
Book ID: 5074
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