Lot 563

[JACOB, Antoine (1639-85), known as "MONTFLEURY"]. Les Oeuvres, The Hague, 1755, 2 vols., 12mo, hand-coloured plates, contemporary calf. (2)

Estimate: £100 - £150
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

[JACOB, Antoine (1639-85), known as "MONTFLEURY"].  Les Oeuvres ... Contenant les Pieces de Theatre, Représentées par la Troupe des Comediens du Roi à Paris. The Hague: Chez J. van Kieboom, Gerard Block, Adrien van Dorsten, 1735. 2 volumes, 12mo (155 x 90mm). Title to vol. one printed in red and black with hand-coloured engraved illustration, 9 hand-coloured plates, ornaments (vol. II without a title [?as issued], wormtrack affecting first few leaves of vol. one, some light browning). Contemporary calf, spines gilt with red and black morocco lettering-pieces (rubbed). Provenance: Van Vaernewyck (old [?]manuscript labels); extensive old annotation to first blank of vol. one appearing to mis-attribute the works to Antoine Jacob's father, Zachary, also known as "Montfleury". The hand-colouring is early or near-contemporary with the book. (2)

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