Lot 219 of 515:
The Dutch Observer 1755-1759  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
L'Observateur hollandois ou première [...xlvi] lettre de M. Van ** A M. H ** de La Haye, sur l'état présent des affaires de l'Europe
Author:
[Moreau, Jacob-Nicolas]
Place:
Liege
Publisher:
Jean Francois
Date:
1755-1759
Description:

6 volumes. (12mo) 14.5x9 cm (6x3½"), period gilt decorated calf, gilt spines with red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; speckled edges.

6 volumes collecting issues 1-46 (all published?) of Moreau's influential periodical The Dutch Observer, spanning the years 1755-1759. Scarce.

Jacob-Nicolas Moreau was a French historian, historiographer of France, and great defender of the Ancien Regime. As a historian, he wrote a large number of memoirs and essays and created a "deposit of charters" to collect the official texts of national history. His doctrine influenced the kings of the Restoration. 

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Condition:
Wear and rubbing to bindings with some loss to calf and gilt, a number of the volumes with wormhole damage to bindings; vol. 6 with approx. 40 leaves with wormholing damage resulting in some loss to text; interiors otherwise sound; overall very good.
 
Item number:
297382b
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