Paris: P. Rouquette, 1886. xxii, 755 pp. Sm. 4to. Three quarter chocolate morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt titles, original wrappers bound in, marbled endpapers. Fifth edition. Roger Portalis, ed. A very good copy, spine scuffed and a bit brittle, title page repaired on verso, scattered foxing, illustrated bookplates on both front endpapers, one leaf corner with large chip (not affecting text). Artzen N20. Item #36529
Fifth edition of the standard reference on 18th c. books illustrated with engravings. Provenance: Carl Sternheim, the German expressionist playwright with this bookplate from his library at La Hulpe and Melchior, with his bookplate illustrated by Gotz.