Antiquariat Jürgen Dinter

Hemsterhuis, Frans

Lettre sur les desirs — Paris 1770

1.600 €

Lettre sur les desirs, à M. T. D. S. — Paris (i. e. Haarlem or Den Haag), no printer, 1770.

First edition

8vo (157 x 97 mm). A-C8 D4 (D4 blank): 53 pp., 1 blank leaf. Three engravings: title-page, pagges (5) and 53.

Contemporary brown morocco, green ribbon place marker, marbled endpapers. Joints starting at head & foot, corners bumped. Bound by Christiaan Micke.

Provenance: Small circular stamp in red on title of the French painter and collector Aristide Boullet-Lacroix (1805-1848). „T. D. S.“ is Théodore de Smeth (1710-1772) of the Amsterdam noble family. – Stoddard no. 3.

Binding: See Jan Storm van Leeuwen, Der achttiende-eeuwse Haagse boekband …, The Hague 1976, pp. 399ff., role V, role XXIII, and stamp 59 on spine.